Kōrero: Natural hazards – overview

Napier after the 1931 earthquake

Napier after the 1931 earthquake

Earthquakes are part of life in New Zealand, but fortunately most earthquakes are centered outside populated areas. The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake was the most damaging in the 20th century. A total of 256 people were killed, mainly in Napier and Hastings. Since then, buildings have been designed so that they do not collapse when shaken by an earthquake.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Natural hazards – overview - Living dangerously', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6897/napier-after-the-1931-earthquake (accessed 14 November 2019)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006