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Recording the Īnangahua earthquake (2nd of 2)

Recording the Īnangahua earthquake

Although centred in the South Island, the 1968 Īnangahua earthquake was the largest to be felt in Wellington for many years. Mrs C. E. Lock, technician at the Seismological Observatory in Wellington, points to the ink from the seismograph, which splattered over the desk when the quake sent it off the scale.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1968/2210/17

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1968 Īnangahua earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

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