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.
|When||Wed Mar 26 1947 8:32 AM|
|Where||65 km south-east of Tolaga Bay|
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