• Short Summary

    Aftermath of slight earthquake in New Zealand town that damaged houses, shops and churches.

  • Description

    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 would fall with another shock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1342.20
    Media URN:
    44308
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:20:00 / 01:28:31:00
    Canister:
    42/89 (Dublin)

Comments (1)

  1. Jamie Mackay says

    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:
    http://tinyurl.com/7nqes37

    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.

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