New Zealand Earthquake Dublin Issue 1942

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Titles read: "NEW ZEALAND EARTHQUAKE" (Dublin issue).

New Zealand.

Various shots of the aftermath of a slight earthquake in a New Zealand town. Houses, shops and churches are shattered and soldiers help by starting the demolition work. They pull down dangerous parts of masonry that...



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01:27:20:00 / 01:28:31:00
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  • This magnitude 7 earthquake struck on 24 June 1942. Although some minor damage was reported in centres throughout the Wellington and Wairarapa regions, the worst hit towns seems to have been Masterton - eg see this newspaper report:

    Egineers reported at the time that the short duration of the quake is the main reason there was no loss of life or considerably more damage in Wellington city.

    Jamie Mackay 7th Feb 2012

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