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GREAT TIDAL WAVE.

(Per Press Telegram Agency.)

Tidal Wave. — Roclamatloa "Works Un&angsred.

WELLINGTON, this day. Sin<^e before eight this morning a tidal wave was noticed to rise and fall, being about four feet, the action and re-action occupying about fifteen minutes. It is still going on, but decreasing. At the reclamation works, where tho water is confined by the uncompleted breastwork, the tide pushed in and out with a force resembling the tide at the French Pass.

CHRISTCHURCH, this day.

There was a strange tidal disturbance this morning in Lyttelton harbour from seven o'clock till late (one o'clock). _ The water has been rising and falling in an unusual manner, at times rising three feet in a few minutes, and falling equally rapidly. No damage is done. The wave was seen in Waimakiriri ; also at Timaru.

AKAROA,

This day.

A heavy tidal wave was experienced here this morning ; iirst at seven o'clock at nearly dead low water. It came in with great force, and receded in iive minutes, tho rise and fall being about eight feetWaves are coming in at intervals of about twenty minutes, No damage is reported.

gDUNEDIN, this day.^ The tidal wave at the Fort, rose fully three feet. At Balclutha it was eighteen inches, but the river rose four feet, receding in twenty minutes, j

NAPIER, this day.

Great Tidal "Waves at GisTDorao

NARROW ESCAPE OF MEN ON GO-AHEAD. THE LOW-LYING LAND SUBMERGED. A special telegram to the -'Telegraph" states that there was a great tidal disturbance all through last night at Gisborne. This morning at 3 o'clock, at 3 ebb tide, a tidal wave came over the bay, and rose 8 feet above tho top of the hull of the Go-ahead. The men. to save their lives, had to fly to the rigging. The wave struck the bar, and partially broke, it, nevertheless it causod a sudden rise in tho river, from 3 to 4 feet, overflowing the banks on the lowlying portions. At 8.30 another heavy wave ran up the river, causing great alarm. At 9.45 there -was another, and, almost immediately after, a fourth. The weather is fine, with a fresh breeze blowing. The water in the bay is much agitated. It is supposed to be a subterranean upheaval.

RUSSELL, this day.

THE TIDAL WAVE.—THE END OF THE WORLD.

A large tidal wave swept into the Bay and surrounding harbours this morning, the tide rising six feet in as many minutes. There was great consternation, and the end of the world was supposed to very near. : The lon a. Passengers : Mises Stephenson, Buchanan, Scott, Tye, Messrs. Preece, McWilliams, Callaghan, Williams, Logan, and three in the steerage. Arrived : Elsinore.

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GREAT TIDAL WAVE., Auckland Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2240, 11 May 1877

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GREAT TIDAL WAVE. Auckland Star, Volume VIII, Issue 2240, 11 May 1877

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