The effect of a 7.0-earthquake on a radio caller and an organ practice have been caught on tape.
Apperley was in the sound booth at St Peter's producing the track for a commercial CD to be released by his production company Organism.
The recording captures the sound of the building shaking while organist Dianne Halliday was playing.
"We'd been recording for about three hours already and [the earthquake] started really gently, so she continued playing." Apperley said.
"But then it got worse, and the whole building was shaking and she was upstairs at the time and I was down in the control room."
He said the recording captured the wooden beams of the building shaking, and he described them as visibly waving.
Meanwhile, a caller on Newstalk ZB had to be calmed by Kerre Woodham during a live broadcast.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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