M 7.4 Hawke’s Bay Tue, Feb 3 1931

The 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake caused the largest loss of life and most extensive damage of any quake in New Zealand’s recorded history.



Earthquake Details


When Tue Feb 3 1931 10:47 AM
Where 20 km north of Napier
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 7.4
Depth 20 km
Quality best
 

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 39
Severe 23
Strong 18
Moderate 25
Light 20
Weak 19
  Total 170

Earthquake Details


When Tue Feb 3 1931 10:47 AM
Where 20 km north of Napier
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 7.4
Depth 20 km
Quality best

Shaking Map


Interactive Map showing quake location and reported shaking.

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 39
Severe 23
Strong 18
Moderate 25
Light 20
Weak 19
  Total 170