AG 274. Isobel Monahan and Eleanor Pointon were newborns, and Ernie French was four years old. The was a large event – the estimated magnitude is Ms=7.8, such that shaking was felt across much of New Zealand. There were 17 casualties, mostly as a result of landslides triggered by the earthquake. The Murchison Earthquake. There are photographs and written accounts of the devastation throughout the district and the experiences of the local people of the time. 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Arthur’s Pass earthquake At 10.50 p.m. on 9 March 1929 a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook the mountain region near Arthur’s Pass for four minutes. Napier City Council - The 1931 Earthquake. Nearly continuous tremors followed for an hour, and aftershocks continued for days. Related maps. Mr Nalder, who lives in Richmond with his wife Maryanne, said 1929 created a culture of resilience that existed today, and was possibly why the town refused to forget. However damage was also reported as far away as Greymouth, Cape Farewell and Nelson. Geografie. The 1929 Murchison earthquake's victims were mostly killed by landslides. Seventeen people died in the 1929 Murchison Earthquake which occured in mid-winter and caused many spectacular slips, cut roads and dammed rivers. Narrator: The Buller region experienced two major earthquakes during the 20th century. On 9 March 1929 a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the mountain ranges near Arthur’s Pass. In Hornby in Christchurch a passenger locomotive was forced off the rails and in Wellington, plate glass windows were shattered. Details. Photograph taken in 1929 by Frederick Nelson Jones. Murchison earthquake recollections. Brian Spiers at his home in Nelson. Local historian and Murchison Museum volunteer Judy Peacock. Archival audio: Murchison – interviews with 10 people who remember the Murchison earthquake. Das Zentrum des Bebens lag in der Lyell Range, nahe dem kleinen Ort Murchison (in der Region Tasman) und etwa 60 km östlich von Westport. The main focus is on the effects of the 1929 Murchison Earthquake. Nelson Provincial Museum. Access restrictions Partly restricted - Please … (PHOTO: Alexander Turnbull Library and Murchison Museum). Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, abgerufen am 4. "They had to find their way back home, across slips and across the river back to Murchison," Mr Nalder said. The 1929 Murchison earthquake's victims were mostly killed by landslides. Morel's house, destroyed by a slip in Matakitaki Valley after the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Inscriptions: Photographer's title on negative - bottom left - After the quake - Morels home Murchison Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s). There were 17 casualties, mostly … It was 90 years ago today the small township of Murchison, between Nelson and the West Coast, was torn apart by New Zealand's third-deadliest earthquake on record. "Once a Coaster, always a Coaster, and to be able to spend a fair amount of my career back down there doing research on the Alpine Fault, so there's a certain sort of circling around on some of the childhood drivers, I guess.". Murchison earthquake, 1929. "He left Murchison just after the quake and sometime - well after dark - he got to Glenhope. Hank Nalder, who lives in Richmond with his wife Maryanne, says 1929 created a culture of resilience that exists today. Die Maruia Falls befinden sich im Verlauf des Maruia River, 9 km südsüdöstlich dessen Mündung in den Buller River, Die Wasserfälle erstrecken sich über eine Breite von 130 m und besitzen eine Fallhöhe von rund 10 m.. Entstehung. The earthquake that struck Murchison on 17 June 1929 was felt all over New Zealand. Transcript. Doris, who died only a few years ago, told her son Hank Nalder that they found their way alone to safety. August 2017 (englisch). The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes - Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand - (abgerufen am 4. This article was first published by RNZ and is republished with permission. Earthquakes on 9 March (Arthur's Pass) and 8 May (Central North Island) were felt through large areas of the country. English: The 1929 Murchison earthquake occurred at 10:17 AM on 17 June. Murchison is a city in Tasman region of the South island of New Zealand. März 2010 (englisch). Contempo­rary accounts put these at 10, compared to 17 in the 1929 Murchison earthquake and 256 in the 1931 Napier earthquake. It struck the Murchison region of the South Island , with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, and was felt throughout New Zealand . The scars remain on the land and in the hearts of those who have grown up in the shadow of the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which struck at 10.17am on 17 June 1929. Morel’s house destroyed by Busch’s Slip in Matakitaki Valley, after the Murchison earthquake 1929. Date: 1929 From: Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962 :Negatives of the Nelson district Ref: PAColl-3051-1-01 Description: Fissures in a country road in Murchison, after the 1929 earthquake. "Once a Coaster, always a Coaster, and to be able to spend a fair amount of my career back down there doing research on the Alpine Fault, so there's a certain sort of circling around on some of the childhood drivers, I guess.". The captivating Maruia Falls were formed as a result of the 1929 Murchison earthquake, which caused a landslide in the Maruia Valley and diverted the course of the Maruia River, forcing it to cut a new channel over an old river bank. 9 March 1929: Arthur's Pass: Canterbury: 7.0: 7.0: 11 km: 42.83°S: 171.83°E: 1929 Arthur's Pass earthquake: 17 June 1929: Murchison: West Coast: 7.3: 7.7: 9 km: 41.69°S: 172.20°E: 17: 1929 Murchison earthquake: 23 June 1929: Murchison: West Coast: 6.5: 6.2: 14 km: 41.78°S: 172.32°E: Felt throughout central New Zealand 12 February 1930: Porangahau: Hawke's Bay: 6.2: 6.2 "He left Murchison just after the quake and sometime - well after dark - he got to Glenhope. Records. Brian Spiers said 1929 also forged a cooperation peculiar to places that have suffered disaster. (Video first published in November 2018). Scene at the 'Morels' property after the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Nelson, Westport and Greymouth reported damage, but it was half a day before authorities realised that the worst hit region was Murchison. Most of Murchison's 300 people were left homeless, in freezing winter conditions. In 1929, Murchison was the epicentre of a massive earthquake. Each year Murchison has remembered the quake, but Monday is a tribute to the three people alive today who were there at the time. Two people were reported to have been “engulfed in a fissure in the Manawatu.” Seven Maori were killed in the Wairarapa when their whare collapsed. Whilst there is a strong focus in New Zealand at the moment on the multiple landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake last month, GNS Science have released a new report about the landslides triggered by the 1929 M=7.9 Murchison earthquake on the other side of South island. Landslides caused by the 1929 M=7.8 Murchison earthquake in New Zealand. It happened 40 years and a few months ago, on June 17, 1929 to be exact. Brian Spiers said 1929 also forged a cooperation peculiar to places that have suffered disaster. Historic earthquakes: The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes Ministry for Culture and Heritage EARTHQUAKE CONDITIONS IN MURCHISON TOWNSHIP: FURTHER INTERESTING PICTURES SECURED LAST WEEK. There are photographs and written accounts of the devastation throughout the district and the experiences of … Local historian Judy Peacock, who has strong family ties to the town, said the few phones the town had were knocked out and the dirt roads were gone. Road workers clear a slip after the 1929 quake. The earthquake centre was in the Lyell Range, just west of Murchison, and thus the earthquake became known as the 1929 Murchison earthquake. The recent earthquake sequence in Christchurch has of course heightened awareness of seismic hazard in New Zealand. ↑ a b New Zealand Desasters – Murchison Earthquake. Before completing the Loop Walk, visitors may sit and listen to an audio presentation featuring human-interest stories of the 1929 earthquake. "And when he got to there, there was a big welcome for them at the Church Steps, and it was quite a moving thing for him. nzherald.co.nz. White, who died only a few years ago, told her son Hank Nalder that they found their way alone to safety. He always wore a tam o' shanter [hat] and it was all on in place, he had the torch going and in he came and said 'oh, it was just a bit of a shake'.". He walked, crossing slips and forded creeks. At 10.20 a.m. the Murchison, Buller and Nelson districts were rocked by an earth tremor of tremendous force. "They were uprooted not only from their family but their community and their home.". Location (city or town): Westport | Contributor: Kay Walsh | Read the full record details for Photograph: Westport after 1929 Murchison earthquake Two people were reported to have been “engulfed in a fissure in the Manawatu.” Seven Maori were killed in the Wairarapa when their whare collapsed. On 17 June 1929, at 10.17 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern South Island. He said it was growing up on the West Coast near the Alpine Fault, however, which was the real catalyst for his career as a senior GNS earthquake scientist. Murchison 1929 Earthquake (Earthcache) (GC2AG7V) was created by beltfamily on 6/19/2010. (PHOTO: Murchison Museum), Road workers clear a slip after the 1929 Murchison earthquake. He always wore a tam o' shanter (hat) and it was all on in place, he had the torch going and in he came and said 'oh, it was just a bit of a shake'.". The earthquake centre was in the Lyell Range, just west of Murchison, and thus the earthquake became known as the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Try your luck at gold panning. Download this stock image: Maruia Falls were created by the 1929 Murchison earthquake when a slip blocked the original channel, Murchison, New Zealand. NEW FALLS CREATED BY THE EARTHQUAKES OF 1929 IN THE MURCHISON DISTRICT, NELSON PROVINCE,SOUTH ISLAND. It triggered landslides on the steep surrounding mountains that swept away homes and caused 14 of the 17 deaths. Most of Murchison's 300 people were left homeless, in freezing winter conditions. Photo: Murchison District Historical and Museum Society. However damage was also reported as far away as Greymouth, Cape Farewell and Nelson. "From that they were effectively refugeed three or four months in Nelson. Morel’s house destroyed by Busch’s Slip in Matakitaki Valley, after the Murchison earthquake 1929. Premium Auckland Wellington Christchurch. This was the 1929 Murchison earthquake. "They were uprooted not only from their family but their community and their home.". Photograph taken in 1929 by Frederick Nelson Jones. On 17 June an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the north of the South Island, killing 17 people. The scars remain on the land and in the hearts of those who have grown up in the shadow of the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which struck at 10.17am on 17 June, 1929. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal. It happened 40 years and a few months ago, on June 17, 1929 to be exact. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Geology -- New Zealand -- Tasman District. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items Find a copy in the library. On 17 June an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the north of the South Island, killing 17 people. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand. It was 90 years ago on Monday that the small township of Murchison, between Nelson and the West Coast, was torn apart by New Zealand's third-deadliest earthquake on record. Das Murchison-Erdbeben von 1929, auch als Buller-Erdbeben bekannt, fand in der Region West Coast auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland statt und war so heftig, dass die Schockwelle fast über ganz Neuseeland wahrgenommen werden konnte. (PHOTO: Murchison Museum), A road repairer's camp, Murchison, 1929. The Murchison Earthquake, 1929. At 10.20 a.m. the Murchison, Buller and Nelson districts were rocked by an earth tremor of tremendous force. He came in. The earthquake that struck Murchison on 17 June 1929 was felt all over New Zealand. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand. It triggered landslides on the steep surrounding mountains that swept away homes and caused 14 of the 17 deaths. Some of New Zealand's worst earthquakes are matters of recent history. "Next thing, bang, bang, bang on the door and it was Dad. The scars remain on the land and in the hearts of those who have grown up in the shadow of the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake, which struck at 10.17am on 17 June 1929. It is located near the Western part of the "Four rivers plain", at the confluence of the Buller river and the Matakitaki river. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand. DescriptionThe 1929 Murchison earthquake occurred at 10:17 AM on 17 June. The shock was felt throughout New Zealand but centred on the Murchison area, where it caused massive landslides. Local historian Judy Peacock, who has strong family ties to the town, said the few phones the town had were knocked out and the dirt roads were gone. Murchison Earthquake. Friday, 11 December 2020. * Videos show devastating impact across South Island if Alpine Fault ruptures * Scientists examine Alpine Fault for signs of stress following earthquake. Want to find out more about the The Murchison Earthquake ? Apparently, the rumble was loud enough to be heard in New Plymouth. (PHOTO: Alexander Turnbull Library and Murchison Museum), Road gang, Murchison. "Immediately after the quake it would have been tough times going back to cold Murchison in the middle of winter during the Depression but that's what made them what they are, really, a pretty tough bunch.". Could homeowners face 'earthquake excesses' on house insurance? Einzelnachweise ↑ M 7.3 Buller (Murchison) Mon, Jun 17 1929. Abstract: This report describes a new database of landslides triggered by the MS 7.8 Murchison earthquake of 17 June 1929 in northwest South Island, New Zealand, which was compiled using 1968 aerial photos, historical photos, and 2005-2015 Google Earth images. Photograph taken by Frederick Nelson Jones. Photograph taken by Frederick Nelson Jones. He walked, crossing slips, and forded creeks.". Within an estimated area of 26,000 square kilomteres roads, buildings, bridges and other structures were severely damaged. Murchison is a historic gold rush town, and as you journey through the township, you’ll discover many buildings still in their original form from the late 1800’s, despite the town almost being destroyed by a large earthquake in 1929. Description On 17 June 1929, at 10.17 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern South Island. She said a local man, Bert Spiers, walked the 41km from Murchison to Glenhope to raise the alarm. Hodgson's Store, a building which was rebuilt and is still in operation as a general store today. Murchison, New Zealand: Murchison District Museum and Historical Society. On 17 June 1929, the people of Murchison started the day like any other working day. It's a Not chosen size geocache, with difficulty of 2, terrain of 3.5. Nelson, Westport and Greymouth reported damage, but it was half a day before authorities realised that the worst hit … By mid-morning, that had all changed. There were 17 casualties, mostly as a result of landslides triggered by the earthquake. Murchison District Museum and Historical Society (1999) Stories of Murchison earthquake, 17th June, 1929. Fortunately, the most intense shaking occurred in a mountainous and densely wooded area extending ~65 km north of Murchison that was sparsely populated. New Zealand. Whilst there is a strong focus in New Zealand at the moment on the multiple landslides triggered by the Kaikoura earthquake last month, GNS Science have released a new report about the landslides triggered by the 1929 M=7.9 Murchison earthquake on the other side of South island. This was the 1929 Murchison earthquake. It was felt all over New Zealand, but the worst hit region was Murchison. The earthquake that struck Murchison on 17 June 1929 was felt all over New Zealand. This earthquake struck at 10.52 p.m. and lasted for some four minutes. Dedicated to the memory of those members of the GIBSON family and all those people who lost their lives following the Murchison Earthquake in New Zealand in 1929. (PHOTO: John Spencer), Workers clearing a slip near Murchison, 1929. Murchison and the surrounding valleys saw most of the destructive powers of the earthquake. A road gang assesses damage after the quake. Fortunately, the most intense shaking occurred in a mountainous and densely wooded area extending ~65 km north of Murchison that was sparsely populated. Murchison District Museum and Information Service 60 Fairfax Street, Murchison Phone: 03 5239 392 Email: murchisonmuseum@xtra.co.nz  A family friendly, interesting look into this small town’s interesting past. März 2010) Einzelnachweise ↑ M 7.8, Buller (Murchison), June 17 1929 - GeoNet - (abgerufen am 4. The earthquake that struck Murchison on 17 June 1929 was felt all over New Zealand. MURCHISON - JUNE 17, 1929 1929 was a year of earthquakes in New Zealand - 678 in total. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal, "This is something that comes out in earthquakes - and I know it happened at Inangahua also - is that people who were not getting on well together met up, they shook hands, forgot their differences and got on with the work.". Two other rivers, mangles and Matiri river. Earthquakes -- New Zealand -- Murchison. One the way across South Island last weekend I stopped in the town of Murchison, after which the 1929 earthquake is named. (1929-1932). (2004 17 June). Murchison Earthquake, N.Z., 1929. Several thousand additional smaller earthquakes occurred during the three month period from Dec. 16, 1811 to March 16, 1812. (PHOTO: Murchison District Historical and Museum Society), Matakitaki Bridge after the 1929 quake. Men went out to work, children went off to school and many women started the chore of weekly wash day - just a normal day. Tourism New Zealand to use home videos to showcase country, New Zealand's longest-serving prisoner Alfred Thomas Vincent to be released, Summer accommodation crisis on the cards in Napier after floods, Desert Rd case: Man who helped hide body sentenced to home detention, Suspicion raised over consultation period for Wellington Airport expansion, Corrections defends slow progress on Hōkai Rangi strategy, Rhythm and Vines could cope with Covid-19 outbreak, organiser says, National calls for Trevor Mallard's resignation. Lives were lost at Murchison in 1929, and again at Īnangahua in 1968. At 10:17 am on Monday, 17 June, an earthquake shook New Zealand from Auckland to Dunedin, and was measured at 7.8 on the Richter Scale. A road repairers' camp in Murchison, 1929. These included 15 quakes believed to have been magnitude 6.5 to 8.0 (the size range of the 1989 San Francisco, 1… ", Hank and Maryanne Nalder There were 17 casualties, mostly as a result of landslides triggered by the earthquake . The 1929 Murchison earthquake occurred at 10:17 AM on 17 June. Murchison earthquake On 17 June 1929, at 10.17 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern South Island. Talk:1929 Murchison earthquake. Spiers, now aged 83, lives with his wife Miriam in Nelson and said the quake was never talked about much when he was growing up. Physical Description: Silver gelatin print approx 11.1 x approx 15.6 "Immediately after the quake it would have been tough times going back to cold Murchison in the middle of winter during the Depression but that's what made them what they are, really, a pretty tough bunch.". This slip was formed in the 1929 Murchison earthquake and is the feature piece of the walk , with the track winding its way through the old slip jumble giving excellent views of the mud stone cliffs that were formed. . Each year Murchison has remembered the quake, but today is a tribute to the three people alive today who were there at the time. On 17 June 1929, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the middle of the morning. [Sound recording] OH 112, OH 113; There is also a display about the area's earthquakes at TA445, The Nelson Provincial Museum, cnr Trafalgar … Murchison and the surrounding valleys saw most of the destructive powers of the earthquake. The main focus is on the effects of the 1929 Murchison Earthquake. The 1929 Murchison Earthquake in New Zealand Posted by Dave Petley The recent earthquake sequence in Christchurch has of course heightened awareness of seismic hazard in New Zealand. However, that same attitude of resilience was evident in his father 39 years later during the 7.1 magnitude quake in Inangahua, near to where they had moved. It struck the Murchison region of the South Island, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, and was felt throughout New Zealand. ", Local historian and Murchison Museum volunteer Judy Peacock, at the museum. Nelson, Westport and Greymouth reported damage, but it was half a day before authorities realised that the worst hit region was Murchison. "From that they were effectively refugeed three or four months in Nelson. Friday, 11 December 2020. NZ Herald Home. The noise must have been horrendous along with the violent movement. Murchison Earthquake On 17 June 1929, at 10.17 a.m., a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern South Island. New Zealand. The vintage machinery building adjacent to the main museum is a modern building but styled as a barn type building of yesteryear. It took half a day for the authorities to realise that Murchison was the worst-hit area. (PHOTO: Alexander Turnbull Library and Murchison Museum), Morel’s house destroyed by Busch’s Slip in Matakitaki Valley, after the Murchison earthquake 1929. The quake, of magnitude 7.8, was centred under the White Creek fault where the 4.5m uplift can still be clearly seen. Story: Historic earthquakes – The 1929 Arthur’s Pass and Murchison earthquakes. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand. The quake caused heavy damage in Nelson, Westport and Greymouth, but it was almost a day before anyone outside Murchison knew it had been all but destroyed. It was felt in cities and towns all over New Zealand, but it was half a day before authorities realised that the worst hit region was Murchison. Doris White, eight years old at the time, was buried in a slip that hit her school but was rescued by her sister Gertie. Its highlight is the famous White’s Creek faultline, which was the epicentre of the 1929 Murchison earthquake and where the ground instantaneously rose more than 4.5 metres (nearly 15 feet). A series of three to five major earthquakes (believed to have been magnitude 7.0 or larger earthquakes) occurred in the NMSZ in the two month period between Dec. 16, 1811 and February 7, 1812. Physical Description: Glass negative. Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake. The Murchison Earthquake. Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand which occurred in 2016 of magnitude Mw=7.8 triggered over 80,000 landslides and brought up a reinvestigation of the 1929 Murchison earthquake of magnitude Mw=7.3. Brian Spiers said after his grandfather raised the alarm, his father - also named Bert - helped evacuate 280 people to Nelson, 125km away. The Bushline Walk – 30 minutes return . Rev. Doris White, eight years old at the time, was buried in a slip that hit her school but was rescued by her sister Gertie. There were 17 fatalities attributed to the quake, mostly as a result of landslides triggered by the earthquake. It struck the Murchison region of the South Island, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, and was felt throughout New Zealand. He said it was growing up on the West Coast near the Alpine Fault, however, which was the real catalyst for his career as a senior GNS earthquake scientist. Date: 1929 From: Jones, Frederick Nelson, 1881-1962 :Negatives of the Nelson district Ref: PAColl-3051-1-01 Description: Fissures in a country road in Murchison, after the 1929 earthquake. READ MORE: * Kaikōura quake on steroids * Could homeowners face 'earthquake excesses' on house insurance? Return via the same track. Die heutigen Wasserfälle, die in Folge eines Erdbebens entstanden, das am 17. The quake caused heavy damage in Nelson, Westport and Greymouth, but it was almost a day before anyone outside Murchison knew it had been all but destroyed. Seventeen people lost their lives. GeoNet – GNS Science, abgerufen am 11. Ms Monahan is expected to be at today's service, which will begin with the tolling of the church bell 17 times. Murchison earthquake. Photo: Murchison District Historical and Museum Society. Read more. 1929 Ref 1/1-012112-G Description. Murchison Earthquake 1929. März 2010) ↑ a b Murchison Earthquake - Christchurch Library - (abgerufen am 4. "This is something that comes out in earthquakes - and I know it happened at Inangahua also - is that people who were not getting on well together met up, they shook hands, forgot their differences and got on with the work.". Landslides caused 14 of the quake's 17 deaths. Christchurch Library, abgerufen am 4. 17 people died and many were made homeless. It's located in South Island, New Zealand.The earthcache will take you to a landslide caused by a 1929 earthquake via a fun walkway - don't wear your new shoes! The Dunedin photographic company of Hugh & G. K. Neill sprang into prominence with their 1925 appointment as official photographers of the New Zealand & South Seas International Exhibition held in Dunedin in 1925-26. The quake caused the death of 11 people, and in some areas around Murchison, homes disintegrated under tons of rubble and slips and tree-clad hillsides were stripped. [Sound recording], Nelson Historical Society lecture, NHS 85, NGHS 86; Earthquake Relief Committee, Nelson. 5. Kelvin Berryman's grandfather Noall Berryman, who worked for the post and telegraph department in Murchison was among the quake's first responders. Although this disaster struck seemingly out of nowhere, there had actually been a number of warning signs in the lead up to 17 June. Kaikōura residents reflect two years after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in 2016. "They asked Dad to speak, but all he wanted to do once he got to Nelson was to go and have a sleep. März 2010) Siehe auch The track terminates in the middle of the old slip amongst the struggling vegetation, giving a good idea of the magnitude of the shake. Brian Spiers said after his grandfather raised the alarm, his father - also named Bert - helped evacuate 280 people to Nelson, 125km away. It was loud enough to be heard in New Plymouth, more than 250km away. "They asked Dad to speak, but all he wanted to do once he got to Nelson was to go and have a sleep.". Isobel Monahan and Eleanor Pointon were newborns, and Ernie French was four years old. Nelson College building damaged by the 1929 Murchison earthquake. - EPNXA6 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. The Murchison earthquake June 1929. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). One the way across South Island last weekend I stopped in the town of Murchison, after which the 1929 earthquake is named. For days preceding the earthquake, booming noises had been heard in the hills around the town. On 17 June 1929, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck in the middle of the morning. The 10 metre falls are easily accessible from SH65 and are only a short 5-minute walk from the roadside carpark. With an estimated magnitude of 7.8, it was felt throughout NZ. On 17 June an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck the north of the South Island, killing 17 people. It struck the Murchison region of the South Island, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, and was felt throughout New Zealand. It struck the Murchison region of the South Island, with an estimated magnitude of 7.8, and was felt throughout New Zealand.There were 17 casualties, mostly as a result of landslides triggered by the earthquake.The rumbling sound of the earthquake was loud enough to be heard at New Plymouth, more than 250 km away. Few years ago, told her son Hank Nalder, who worked for the to! 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