Manawatu Times, Volume X, Issue 1383, 29 December 1884, Page 3
Deo 27. An earthquake of a serious chant acter has been experienced m Andalusia. The : shock was felt of er the greater part of .the province, and caused immense damage to several towns, and the death of a number of people, besides serious injuries to many others. A shock of earthquake has also been felt here, but it was slight and caused but little damage. Later intelligence from the Pro' vince of Andalusia sho -8 the loss of life by the earthquake to have been very heavy. One hundred and fifty persons were killed at Allenquenos and forty at Arenas del Bay.