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03/02/1931 The Hawke's Bay earthquake

The Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am, killing 256, injuring thousands and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. It remains New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster. Centered 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and measured magnitude 7.8 Ms.

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