How many lives were lost in the Napier earthquake?

How many lives were lost in the Napier earthquake?

The official death toll for the Hawke’s Bay earthquake is 256 (161 in Napier, 93 in Hastings, two in Wairoa). However, there are 258 names on the earthquake memorial in Napier.

Did Napier earthquake have a tsunami?

Shortly after the earthquake, hundreds of people had made their way to the beach, seeking a safe haven from crumbling buildings. There they found that the sea had retreated far from the shoreline, and many feared a tsunami. The sea had gone out – for good.

How long did the Napier earthquake go for?

three minutes
At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, the hands of the clock on the band rotunda in Napier stopped turning. On this calm Tuesday morning in Hawke’s Bay, the region was rocked by a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that violently shook for three minutes.

Who died in the Napier earthquake?

The nurses’ home in Napier, built only a year before, collapsed, killing twelve of the nurses. A rest home was destroyed and 14 elderly men who lived there were killed. The Napier Boy’s High School assembly hall was severely damaged, but fortunately all of the boys had left the building.

When was the worst earthquake in New Zealand?

At 9:11pm, on 23 January 1855, the southern part of the North Island was struck by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in New Zealand.

How far was the Napier earthquake felt?

It remains New Zealand’s deadliest natural disaster. Centred 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and had a magnitude of 7.8 Ms (7.7 Mw)….1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake.

Local time 10:47 NZDT
Magnitude 7.8 Ms, 7.7 Mw
Depth 20 km (12 mi)
Epicentre 39.3°S 177.0°E
Areas affected New Zealand

What is the poorest town in NZ?

Kawerau is New Zealand’s poorest town. It has the country’s lowest average income, its highest share of sole parents and beneficiaries, and has been dominated for 30 years by the Mongrel Mob.