M 6.8 Wairarapa II Sun, Aug 2 1942

The shock that struck the Wairarapa Region on 2 August was nearly as severe as the disastrous 24 June earthquake 5 weeks earlier.

Earthquake Details

When Sun Aug 2 1942 12:34 AM
Where 10 km south-west of Masterton
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 6.8
Depth 40 km
Quality best

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Total Reports: 114

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