Canterbury leaders will be briefed today on the ongoing risk of seismic activity in their region.
Christchurch mayor Bob Parker called the meeting after two big jolts on Monday, and three the day before Christmas Eve.
Three top seismologists will brief and take questions from politicians, media, and the heads of the region's emergency services.
Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson says the briefing is needed as right now there's an information vacuum.
She'd not only like to know what the seismologists are predicting, but also how future quakes might affect the decision-making timetable.
Ms Dyson says she'd also like to see the Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee take the floor at today's meeting.