Story: Historic earthquakes

Grand Hotel, Hastings (2nd of 3)

Grand Hotel, Hastings

The quake badly damaged the Grand Hotel in Hastings, leaving its floors exposed. The front of the hotel collapsed into Heretaunga Street and killed eight people.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

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