Story: Historic earthquakes

Damage to property (1st of 2)

Damage to property

Miss Harriet Wubben surveys the ruins of her house after the Edgecumbe earthquake. Walls were cracked and broken and the fireplace was exposed. The house was so badly damaged that it later needed to be demolished.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 4 March 1987

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

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