Air duct collapse at Wellington pool during 7.8 earthquake a 'wake up call' says expert

Images have emerged of a large air conditioning duct that collapsed into Wellington's Keith Spry Pool during last Monday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

An expert in earthquake bracing says the pictures suggest it was extremely lucky the quake struck while the pool was closed, otherwise someone may have been seriously injured or killed.

The popular public pool in the suburb of Johnsonville was shut after the earthquake that struck North Canterbury at 12.02 am on November 14 and shook the capital violently.

Wellington City Council spokesman Richard MacLean said the pool was closed for a day after the ducts came down.

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