The Depression of the Thirties
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Extent of shaking, Hawke’s Bay earthquake, 3 February 1931
The Modified Mercalli scale (from 1 to 12) measures earthquakes by the intensity of shaking observed. Reports from historical records and diaries have been used to compile this map, which shows the shaking from the Hawke’s Bay earthquake of 3 February 1931. A total of 256 people were killed...