Incredible footage has emerged of the moment a young YouTuber got the fright of his life when New Zealand’s earthquake went off.
In the clip, the kid is playing a video game online when he starts feeling a tremor. He stands by a shelf and places his hand on one of his games to feel the 7.4 quake shaking his house.
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake caught while filming a YouTube Video! (NZ South Island) ? pic.twitter.com/GCZqxEg1Xq
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He then says to camera: “Everything all right here?” The tremors then become stronger, which shocks him into screaming: “We’re having a fucking earthquake! Woah. Woah. We’re actually having an earthquake!”
This video has emerged after waves smashed the coast of New Zealand, following the powerful earthquake hitting the country’s South Island.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit just after midnight local time, with the epicentre roughly 60 miles away from Christchurch, the BBC reports.
The city of Christchurch is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake which killed 185 people and destroyed the city centre.
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The New Zealand Herald reports that tremors from this latest quake were stronger than 2011’s 6.3 quake and felt as far away as the cities of Dunedin in the south and Auckland on the North Island.
Our thoughts go out to anyone affected.