'Earthquake! Earthquake!' - Video shows NZ girl's reaction
A LITTLE girl making a video of hairstyles has captured the moment an earthquake hit New Zealand's lower North Island yesterday.
The dramatic video shows the girl running from the room yelling "earthquake" to her family, followed by the screams of her frightened sister.
Cameryn Cowley, 10, was making a video of "one minute hairstyles" when the quake struck.
The video, later posted to YouTube, shows Cameryn speaking to the camera before her expression turns to terror. "I was filming the video in my room and then it just started shaking everywhere," Cameryn told the New Zealand Herald.
"I ran out of the room. I knew it was an earthquake, so I ran out to warn my sister and her friends. I was like, 'get outside' and mum was like 'no, get under the table'. It was scary. My sister was crying a lot and screaming."
Video of a greyhound race meeting also captures the moment, with the commentator trying to battle on as the monitor he is watching falls in his lap.
Trackside commentator Mark Rosanowski was on air covering greyhound races at Manawatu Raceway when the quake struck.
"Everything is shaking here I'm afraid, it looks like we might have a bit of an earthquake going on here, a very big earthquake in fact," he said as the quake struck.
Mr Rosanowski later told the Herald it was the third time he had been on air during a quake.
"But it's the first time I have been near the shake and felt unsafe and with things going through my head about what is the best thing to do in this situation.
"They carried on so I tried to call the race but the monitor fell down off the shelf and hit my arm."
Yesterday's 6.2 quake that shook buildings, felled chimneys and tore up roads.
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