My wee boy said "I felt really worried." I think I went into survival mode and my first instinct was to get under the bed. I have never felt anything like it. I had my arm around my son and was just thinking.... when is this going to stop! I didn't realise the devastation the earthquake had caused until I switched on the TV and went into the Geonet site.
My brother, his wife and their baby were standing outside. Shiho was shocked and scared because her body was moving in the bed. Their flat was old and wooden and started creaking - my brother thought the house was going to collapse and ran to get out. They drove to our place after 5 am and noticed the roads all spilt around Avonside Drive.
My Mother was on high alert and I've never seen her sprint so fast to get under the table. She said she was trembling with fear.
What happened to you and how did you feel?
All photos courtesy of Nick King.