February 22: The day of the big shake

From Morning Report, 6:36 am on 22 February 2021

Christchurch residents will gather today to mark the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake.

The 6.2 magnitude quake killed 185 people and caused widespread destruction across the city.

It hit at 12.51pm while many people were in the city centre, working, shopping or enjoying their lunch in the sunshine. This is where our coverage began.

A warning this is confronting audio of events that day.