Earthquake wave pool: Watch nature's instant water adventure park
For a brief moment in time, Christchurch had a new wave pool, but sadly not long enough for the family to enjoy.
Well Mattpqckers got a 5.8mag earthquake at 12.13 today 13km away here is the proofPosted by Mattpackers - travellers accommodation Christchurch on Saturday, February 13, 2016
Security footage at Mattpackers Long Term Accommodation caught the moment the quake hit.
No one was in the pool at the time and it’s just as well because they would have been quickly thrown out by the wave.
The video also shows the moment the quake hit inside one of the buildings with two dogs running for the exit on instinct. Good boys.
The epicenter of Sunday’s earthquake was 15km east of Christchurch at a depth of 31km. It caused a cliff to collapse into the ocean, injuring several people.
Ironically, Mattpackers' mission is "to help out travellers coming to Christchurch as there is a shortage of accommodation after the Earth Quakes", according to its Facebook page. referring to the 6.3 magnitude quake that killed 185 people in 2011.
Saturday's was NZ's biggest since then.