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.