::1968 Inangahua earthquake


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The 1968 Inangahua earthquake occurred {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} west of Murchison, New Zealand, near the small town of Inangahua Junction. It struck at 5:24 am NZDT on 24 May 1968 with a depth of only {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}}, being extremely shallow for an earthquake of its size. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Very Destructive), and resulted in the deaths of three people, with a further 14 people injured.<ref name="theprow"></ref> This makes it New Zealand's fifth deadliest earthquake in recorded history. Numerous aftershocks followed the quake, including 15 that were magnitude 5 or greater and occurred within a month of the initial shock.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref>

1968 Inangahua earthquake sections
Intro  Tectonic setting  Damage  Response  Aftermath  References  

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