Recent Earthquakes


    DURING April 1945, three strong distant earthquakes were registered by the instruments at Auckland, Arapuni, Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand. These occurred on April 15, 19 and 23, the epicentres being unknown until results are to hand from other observatories in the Pacific zone. Six earthquakes were actually felt in New Zealand during the month, the largest being on April 1 with epicentre near lat. 35° S., long. 178° W. The shock on April 7 was felt at Mapua, that on April 17 at Wairarapa and Wellington, and that on April 23 at Masterton.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    Recent Earthquakes. Nature 156, 544–545 (1945).

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.