Major Earthquakes in NZ

By rkm59
  • A 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Marlborough

    Hit Marlborough, at the top of the South Island, killing three people.
  • 8.2 on the Richter scale - Wellington

    An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the open-ended Richter scale hit Wellington, lifting land levels by up to three metres and killing four settlers and an unspecified number of indigenous Maori.
  • 7.8 quake

  • 7.8 quake hit Napier

    killing 256 people, the country's deadliest natural disaster. It also caused extensive damage.
  • 6.8 Magnitude in the Bay of Plenty

    The shallow quake caused widespread damage to small towns but there were no casualties.
  • 7.1 struck Christchurch

    Causing an estimated NZ$4 billion in damage, making it the most destructive quake since 1931. There were no deaths and only two serious injuries.
  • 6.3 Quake in Christchurch

    6.3 Quake in Christchurch
    Klling at least 65 people and caused widespread damage because it was shallow and close to the city centre.