Story: Historic earthquakes

Ahuriri Lagoon after the earthquake (2nd of 2)

Ahuriri Lagoon after the earthquake

The earthquake lifted up the Napier foreshore. Comparison of the pre- and post-earthquake photos shows how much the coastline changed.

Using this item

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 1/2-100000; G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Rebuilding Napier', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

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