health & science

An earthquake in hospital: could you keep your cool?

Latest earthquake research from the University of Auckland looks at how well people respond in a shaky emergency.  

Based at Auckland City Hospital, the research uses a virtual reality simulation to test how people react in a quake. 

So far, more than 200 people have been through the simulation, which is set at the hospital. 

Newsroom's Teuila Fuatai went along to have her own mettle tested. (View her simulation experience in the video player above.)

Help us create a sustainable future for independent local journalism

As New Zealand moves from crisis to recovery mode the need to support local industry has been brought into sharp relief.

As our journalists work to ask the hard questions about our recovery, we also look to you, our readers for support. Reader donations are critical to what we do. If you can help us, please click the button to ensure we can continue to provide quality independent journalism you can trust.


Newsroom does not allow comments directly on this website. We invite all readers who wish to discuss a story or leave a comment to visit us on Twitter or Facebook. We also welcome your news tips and feedback via email: Thank you.

With thanks to our partners