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Earthquakes in New Zealand

Nature volume 150, page 119 (25 July 1942) | Download Citation



DURING April 1942, ten strong distant earthquakes were registered on the seismographs situated in various parts of New Zealand (New Zealand Seismo-logical Report, Provisional Bulletin No. P-122). Additionally, there were twenty earthquakes which were felt in some part of the islands during the month. The strongest were on April 25 at 4h. 53-2m. U. T., which was felt with intensity 6 on the Rossi-Forel scale in the southern Hawke's Bay and Manawatu regions, and on April 26 at OOh. 26.3m. U. T., which was felt with intensity 5 (R. F.) in the neighbourhood of Upper Takaka. Other regions affected were Cook Strait and Christchurch, April 1, Hastings, April 2, Rotorua, April 8, Wairoa, April 18, Naseby, April 28, and Tokaanu, April 30. Minor activity was also recorded on several days at the observatories of Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland and Arapuni.

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