Story: Historic earthquakes

Toppled by the shaking

Toppled by the shaking

Workmen are dwarfed by this 20-tonne transformer, shaken from its mountings at the Edgecumbe substation.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1987/1007/28

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4537/toppled-by-the-shaking (accessed 8 August 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017