Author(s): Phil Pennington
The story of New Zealand's response to our second most powerful earthquake on record, told by veteran disaster-zone reporter Phil Pennington and the Radio NZ team. It was described by Geonet as one of the most complex earthquakes ever observed. Arriving by stealth after midnight on the 16th of November 2016, the Kaikoura earthquake ruptured multiple faults at a speed of three kilometres per second. Surviving 7.8 captures the drama as it unfolded in a tough but fascinating study in resilience that applies to all New Zealanders in this, the decade of the earthquake.