Kōrero: Earthquakes

Drop, cover and hold (1 o 2)

Drop, cover and hold

Many people died in the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake when they were hit by falling masonry after running outside. Today school children have regular earthquake drills, and are taught to stay inside and use the drop, cover and hold technique.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/1627-F
Photograph by Mark Coote

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.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - Living with earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4421/drop-cover-and-hold (accessed 22 January 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017