Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:37p.m.
Photo: iWitness Rachel Roberts
3 News iWitness Rachel Roberts captured the moment the earthquake 7.0 earthquake struck on Tuesday.
She and friend Meaghan Bargh were filming themselves rehearse lines when the quake struck, prompting screams of panic throughout the house.
The quake was centred off the Taranaki Coast, but rocked buildings in central and lower North Island towns and cities.
It was felt as far away as Christchurch in the south and Feilding and the Bay of Plenty in the north.