Last year I was in NZ for a ski holiday when Christchurch was hit by an earthquake. The earthquake was a magnitude of 7.4 and Christchurch was declared a state of emergency. The earthquake struck at 4:35am. The photos below are shoots I took that day.
The photographs were published in the December-January issue of Insurance and Risk Professional.
Despite living in Japan for a couple of years and feeling numerous earthquakes, I’d never seen or experienced anything like this before. I was impressed at how quickly the recovery efforts started and how life seem to continue on.