Story: Historic earthquakes

Wellington earthquake damage

Wellington earthquake damage

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that occurred in Cook Strait on 21 July 2013 caused considerable damage to the container wharf at Wellington's CentrePort. Some glass also fell onto the road from a few downtown buildings and the historic Old Public Trust Building was deemed unsafe for occupation.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 2011 Christchurch earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

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