Kōrero: Historic earthquakes

Damage to Hodgson’s store, Murchison

Damage to Hodgson’s store, Murchison

A lack of reinforcing led to the distortion of Hodgson’s store, which collapsed following a large aftershock. In later years a building code was developed to provide guidelines for safer design.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4497/damage-to-hodgsons-store-murchison (accessed 24 October 2019)

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