Story: Historic earthquakes

Damage to buildings (1st of 3)

Damage to buildings

The Hawke’s Bay earthquake caused widespread damage to buildings, especially in Napier and Hastings. This photograph, taken immediately after the earthquake, shows the impact on the Masonic Hotel before it was completely destroyed by fire.

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MTG Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay Museums Trust/Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi collection
Reference: 7544

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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4551/damage-to-buildings (accessed 22 March 2019)

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