Photographer Darcy Mahady recorded his experience of leaving the country while it was still going through the aftermath of a natural disaster.
I shot up in bed to the sound of a roaring crack along with the most intense vibrating I've ever felt in my life. It was getting stronger and stronger. I didn't know what was happening.
Iestyn Richards-Rees was 20,000 feet up when he felt the Earth begin to shake.