Reference

Earthquakes

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* 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake for kids
Fact sheet compiled by Christchurch City Libraries.
* Canterbury earthquake - 4 September 2010
Fact sheet compiled by Christchurch City Libraries.
* Christchurch and Canterbury earthquakes 2010 and 2011
Information resource compiled by Christchurch City Libraries. Links to recommended sites.
* Edgecumbe Earthquake, Bay of Plenty - 1987
On the afternoon of 2 March 1987, at 1:42 PM, the Bay of Plenty region was rocked by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. The earthquake was the most damaging New Zealand has experienced in recent decades, with approximately 50% of the houses in Edgecumbe being damaged. Fact file from Christchurch City Libraries.
* The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Learn about the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
* Historic Earthquakes
From the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earthquake Hazards Program.
* Inangahua Earthquake - West Coast - 1968
Inangahua was devastated by an earthquake in 1968 which left 70 percent of the dwellings in the town uninhabitable. Fact file from Christchurch City Libraries.
* Murchison Earthquake - 1929
On 17 June 1929, at 10.17 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern South Island. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand, but it was half a day before authorities realised that Murchison was the worst hit region. Fact file from Christchurch City Libraries.
* Napier Earthquake - Hawke's Bay - 1931
In 1931, New Zealand's deadliest earthquake devastated the cities of Napier and Hastings. At least 256 people died in the magnitude 7.8 earthquake - 161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, and 2 in Wairoa. Fact file from Christchurch City Libraries.
* This Day in Earthquake History
From the Earthquake Hazards Program. Date and time in the United States is displayed.
* Wellington Earthquake - 1855
In 1855 a magnitude 8.2 earthquake - the most powerful ever recorded in New Zealand - rocked the southern part of the North Island. Caused by movement along a fault in Palliser Bay, it altered the landscape of the Wellington region and affected its subsequent urban development. Fact file from Christchurch City Libraries.