After the devastating Christchurch earthquake in the early hours of this morning (SA time), Google have launched a Google Person Finder to help track those missing or to let people know that they’re ok.
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Thanks to those of you on twitter who have sent me a link to this app, knowing that my parents are in NZ at the moment. Fortunately, they are a few hundred kms away from Christchurch (although they’re due there next week).
Although I haven’t been able to make contact with them, that’s more likely to be because they’re out exploring the wilderness rather than anything earthquake related.
UPDATE: As I suspected – they’re fine – although they were to be staying just 300m from the cathedral in Christchurch when they get there next week. I suspect their plans may have to change.