30 Oct 2018

How Kiwis cope with a big quake

8:54 pm on 30 October 2018

After the 6.2 magnitude quake that struck the central North Island, we asked people what they do to calm their nerves and settle their shaky legs.

Some people cope by turning to social media - sometimes while the ground is still shaking, so we asked Twitter users how they cope.

Cups of tea features strongly:

As did drinks of a stronger variety:

And then there's those who need to eat to settle their rumbling stomachs:

Some people had some slightly more practical advice:

And then there's the official advice: Drop Cover and Hold