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Thirty-five- shooks; -accompanied bV"svu> tetranean noises, were experienced at Matata (Auckland) on Monday night; and last nigl t, there was a sharp shook at Hawera, Wanganui, • Wellington, Wakapuaka, and Blenheim at a quarter to seven o'clock. In Wellington the shock was accompanied by a It ud rumbling noise and reports like the firing of artillery. Various premises throughout the city suffered, but not to any great extent. In many instances crockery and glasswarewere thrown down and broker. A good deal of alarm was occasioned, and several cas«s of women fainting are reported.

WELLINGTON, September 22. Opinions appear to coincide that the earthquake was most remarkable for the noise accompanying it. Some who remember the shakes of the early fifties say that yesterday's experience exceeded anything then heard. Ships were bumped against the wharves. The.effects of the shook were curiously uneven. In Fielder's furniture warehouse some £4O worth of damage was done,, and the shop opposite also had its plate glass broken, and slight damage was done elsewhere, yet in many private houses m exposed situations on the hills not an article was displaced nor even a clock stopped, though the noise sent the residents scurrying out for fear the place would tumble about their ears.

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THE EARTHQUAKES., Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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THE EARTHQUAKES. Issue 10426, 22 September 1897

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