Grapes, R. H.

Magnitude eight plus / Magnitude eight plus : New Zealand's biggest earthquake Rodney Grapes. - Wellington, [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, c2000. - 208 pages ; illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.

Cover subtitle: New Zealand's biggest earthquake. "The biggest earthquake ever recorded in New Zealand occurred on 23 January 1855. It was centred in Wellington and the Wairarapa but its impact far-reaching, north as far as Taranaki and south beyond Nelson and Marlborough. Magnitude eight plus tells the exciting - and frightening - story of this extraordinary quake."--Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-186) and index.

0864733402 (t.p. verso)

Earthquakes--History.--New Zealand
Earthquakes--Wairarapa.--New Zealand
Earthquakes--New Zealand--Wairarapa.
Earthquakes--New Zealand--Wellington.
Earthquakes--New Zealand--Wanganui.
Earthquakes--Wellington.--New Zealand
Wellington--History.--New Zealand
Earthquakes--New Zealand.
Wellington (New Zealand)--Earthquake, 1855.
Earthquakes--Wellington Region.--New Zealand

Wairarapa (N.Z.)--History.
Wellington (N.Z.)--History.