Story: Historic earthquakes

Fireman in the wreckage

Fireman in the wreckage

After the water supply dried up, firemen were powerless to do anything. This fireman is walking through the wreckage, with no way to fight the fires.

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

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