Kiwis have posted a flood of imagery to social media platforms following the severe earthquake that rattled several parts of the country this morning.
#earthquake #kaikoura #eqnz hashtags have been trending on Twitter.
Images and video have appeared across Facebook and Twitter showing damaged property, ripped up roads, broken windows and destroyed merchandise in various stores and shops in the region.
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