M 7.0 Gisborne, Wed Mar 26 1947

There were two severe earthquakes off the coast of Gisborne in March and May 1947, each generating large tsunamis in the surrounding area. The March tsunami was one of the largest tsunami in New Zealand's historical record.



Earthquake Details


When Wed Mar 26 1947 8:32 AM
Where 65 km south-east of Tolaga Bay
Shaking Severe
Magnitude 7.0
Depth 12 km
Quality best
 

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 0
Severe 0
Strong 0
Moderate 0
Light 1
Weak 2
  Total 5

Earthquake Details


When Wed Mar 26 1947 8:32 AM
Where 65 km south-east of Tolaga Bay
Shaking Severe
Magnitude 7.0
Depth 12 km
Quality best

Shaking Map


Interactive Map showing quake location and reported shaking.

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 0
Severe 0
Strong 0
Moderate 0
Light 1
Weak 2
  Total 5