Story: Historic earthquakes

Seismogram (2nd of 2)


This seismogram of the Edgecumbe earthquake was recorded at the Tarawera station, close to the epicentre. The earthquake was so big that the pen wouldn’t stay on the paper.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017