New Zealand earthquake: 100 Britons evacuated from Kaikoura

New Zealand earthquake: 100 Brits evacuated from Kaikoura

A crack in the road after Monday's quake

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

New Zealand radio station Newstalk ZB has said that roughly 100 British citizens have been evacuated from Kaikoura in the aftermath of Monday's earthquake. 

New Zealand continues to be rocked by aftershocks in the wake of the 7.5 quake which has caused widespread devastation on the country's south island. 

Sea and air evacuations continue to take place out of towns like Kaikoura, which have been severely affected by the event.

There were roughly 1,200 tourists staying in the popular whale-watching resort at the time of the earthquake, while an estimated 3,500 people live in the town and surrounding areas.

All of them were displaced by the seismic tremor, and evacuations have only begun today, and according to Newstalk ZB, a navy ship has transporting 450 evacuees to Lyttleton. 

Relief efforts to aid stranded individuals continue up and down the country.