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  1. Jamie Mackay says

    This was the 1929 Murchison earthquake. On 17 June an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the north of the South Island, killing 17 people. The shock was felt throughout New Zealand but centred on the Murchison area, where it caused massive landslides. Read more here: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/historic-earthquakes/page-5

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