Surviving 7.8: New Zealanders Respond to the Earthquakes of November 2016 by Phil Pennington
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Overview: The story of New Zealand’s response to our second most powerful earthquake on record.
It was one of the most violent earthquakes ever felt. Arriving by stealth after midnight on November 14, the Kaikoura magnitude 7.8 and its aftershocks shook New Zealand’s heartland to its core and created a damage zone of epic proportions.
Capturing the drama as it unfolded, Surviving 7.8 is a tough but fascinating study in resilience. Throughout the narrative are stories from the people affected – locals and tourists alike – covering the immediate reaction, the uncertainty and the turmoil, as well as the do-it-yourself attitude and steely resolve that defines who we are as Kiwis.
Sales of Surviving 7.8 support the New Zealand Red Cross November 2016 Earthquake Appeal, enabling caring people and organisations from across New Zealand and around the world to support the people affected. Contributions from the sale of this book will go to this appeal and to support the training and resources of Red Cross Disaster Support and Welfare Teams so that they are ready to respond to the next disaster in New Zealand, wherever it may be.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History