Story: Marlborough region

Marlborough earthquake, 1848

The Marlborough earthquake of 16 October 1848 was felt throughout much of central New Zealand. The limited number of inhabitants at the quake’s epicentre – on the shore of Cloudy Bay – meant no one died in Marlborough, but the ground shaking was very strong, chimneys collapsed, and in Wellington three people were killed.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/31739/marlborough-earthquake-1848 (accessed 25 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016