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EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS

RIGHT THROUGH THE DOMINION. [per United Press Association.! Wellington advises: Practically all stations in the North Island report a severe earthquake last night. No serious damage is reported. HAMILTON, November 23. A fairly severe earthquake occurred here, last night. AUCKLAND, November 23. A slight earthquake shock occurred here about 7.30 on Sunday night. GISBORNE, November 25. An earthquake caused, a stampede from the churches, but tho services were resumed afterwards. At Tokomaru Bay the shake was more severe at tho northern end of the town than the southern end, which felt it so severely before. The business people had been prepared against loss, having their shelves wired, and they therefore did not suffer to any considerable extent, but several chimneys which had only just been built after tho quake a month ago again suffered. DANNEVIRKE, November 23. At 7.47 on Sunday evening the most severe earthquake since August, 1904, was experienced hero. It lasted for a considerable time, but beyond alarming the people and levelling a few chimneys little damage was reported. Portions of the congregations in the churches sought safety in the street, while the householders also sought the open. Mastcrton also report? two shocks. PALMERSTON N., November 23. Tho earthquake was very severe in this district. A number of chimneys were levelled, and damage done in. various business premises. WELLINGTON, November 23. Au earthquake, which seemed to have been serious further north, found its way to Wellington at 7.46 last night in a modified form. There were two rather prolonged shucks which alarmed the people in the churches and caused them to run out in some instances, but as asual the shako was more threatening in appearance than in reality. A little plaster fell in one or two buildings, but no damage so far has been reported. BLENHEIM, November 23. A very severe and prolonged earthquake was experienced here at 7.47 last night. This was followed in a second by a shock oven more severe. Buildings snook and clocks stopned, and tho people were somewhat seared. CHRISTCHURCH, November 23. Christchurch was shaken by an earthquake yestereve. There was a slight tremor at 7.45, accompanied by a rumbling noise, preceding a fairly sharp shock, which lasted half tv minute. It was in tho direction of north-west to south-east. A shock was felt at St. Clair and St. Kilda about 7.50 last evening.

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EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS Issue 15657, 23 November 1914

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