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Statistical Information
 
Time: 46 minutes and 46.3 seconds after 10.00 am on Tuesday February 3, 1931.
   
Magnitude: 7.8 on the Richter Scale.
   
  10-11 on the Modified Mercalli Scale of felt intensity in the Napier/ Hastings area.
   
Epicentre: (Estimated) 20Kms north-north-east of Napier just off the coast near Tangoio and Waipatiki.
   
Focus: Shallow, at approximately 16 kilometres.
   
Duration: 2.5 minutes, with a 30 second lull in the middle.
   
Aftershocks: Approximately 150 in the 12 hours post earthquake. 525 in the 14 days post earthquake.
   
Deaths: Napier 157 
  Hastings 101 
  Wairoa 3 
Total: 261
   
1931 Population:   Napier 16,025
  Hastings 10,850 
  Taradale / Havelock North 3125                                 
Total: 30,000

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