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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Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery, Hawke's Bay Museums Trust/Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi collection
Reference: 4171N

Permission of Hawke's Bay Museum & Art Gallery, P.O. Box 248, Napier, New Zealand must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006