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Eyewitness account of the 1931 great earthquake at Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

No part of New Zealand is far from a known earthquake origin. The magnitude 7.9 earthquake of 1931 at Hawke's Bay, North Island, on February 3, 1931, was the most serious event recorded in New Zealand hsitory. It was responsible for 256 deaths. The Modified Mercalli intensity reached XI in Napier, a city of 35,000 people, and hence, caused considerable destruction to property. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Eyewitness account of the 1931 great earthquake at Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 16
Issue 1
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 9 p.
First page 12
Last page 20
Country New Zealand
Other Geospatial Hawkes Bay
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