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CONFINED TO THE NORTH ISLAND.

CHURCHGOERS ALARMED.

(Per Press Association.)

WELLINGTON, February 8. ■ , A very heavy earthquake, the most severe since 1904;' occurred at /■'I 1-4*0 a.m. to-day. The-Hremors lasted- fully five seconds, one being particularly violent. • ■j ' i The Post .Office clock chimed and stopped, and: many other pendulum and electric clocks in various parts or the city stopped. _ . . , . In some.business premises 8 were damaged,^ and people lett. tne churches in alarm. ' People on the wharves and ships also got a" scare, and made in some cases record' time for terra firma. - - The wall of the Basilica of the'Sacrea Heart was cracked, but the congregation remained quiet at the exhortation °f NORTH, Feb. 8, ■ A severe shock of earthquake was telt here at 11.30 this morning. With the exception of knocking some bottles on. the shelves in a chemist's shop, to damage is reported locally. , x .Several people in the churches rushed for the doors. ! / ' WANGANUI, February 8. There was an unusually several shock of earthquake at 25 minutes to 12 this morning. ' , ' ' . . The shock, which is the strongest telt here for a long time,' lasted several seconds/and caused houses to rock at a great rate. In some instances crockery was thrown from the shelves, and considerable alarm was felt in some households. It was some minutes atter the shock before doors , ceased swmgmS' BLENHEIM, February 9. A severe shock of earthquake .was felt here yesterday morning at 11.34.

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CONFINED TO THE NORTH ISLAND., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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CONFINED TO THE NORTH ISLAND. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8789, 9 February 1914

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