Video will play in. More recently tsunami from Chile and Japan have affected our Port, harbours and coastline. Large earthquakes are less common along the central Alpine Fault, where the plates are … This means in the future we could see tsunami like those in the Indian Ocean in 2004 … Will the land in Hawke’s Bay go up or down in the next earthquake?
New Zealand’s entire coast is at risk of tsunami but the East Coast of New Zealand has been identified as having the highest tsunami risk because of the subduction zone marked by the Hikurangi Trough.
Scientists have confirmed the subduction zone could generate severe tsunami from earthquake sizes of Magnitude 8-9. It remains New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster. The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on 3 February, killing 256, injuring thousands and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. 256 people lost their lives, either from collapsing buildings or in the devastating fires that followed the earthquake. Local Focus: Tsunami risk for Napier - 15,000 might not make it to high ground in time . 4 minutes to read . Don't auto play. Play now. Long lost footage of the destruction caused by the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake has been saved for posterity after turning up in an Upper Hutt garage.. 26 Jan, 2020 12:40pm . The modelling looked at a variety of earthquake possibilities - from a magnitude 7.7 to 9 - and their effect on the Napier coastline. were swept away from the Napier Sailing Club, while 8 people at Te Awanga campground were swept from their tents and seaside cabins were battered.
We don‟t know for sure. The ‘Hawke’s Bay earthquake’ was the most devastating in New Zealand history and was felt throughout New Zealand.