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Table V.—Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1873.

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Place. January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. Total
Taranaki 5* 6, 8 3
Otaki 29* 1
Tarawera 18* 1
Opunaki 12 1
Patea 12 18* 8 3
Hawera 12 8, 16* 3
Napier 4 1
Wanganui 6* 10 13, 16
23, 31
5 17, 19 8* 12 13, 18* 22* 29* 4, 5 29* 11* 21 18 8, 16* 23
Foxton 10 18* 29* 29* 16* 5
Marton 10 18* 2
Bull's 16* 1
Greytown 27 1
Wellington 17, 18 22 1* 14 17* 12 29 1 2 8, 16* 12
White Bay 12 29* 2
Nelson 26 24 1* 29 18* 8* 6
Bealey 24 1
Christch'rch 29 1
Havelock 2, 14 2
Kaiapoi 1 1
Timaru 26 1
Hokitika 4 1
Queenstown 31 1
Akaroa 23 1
Mana Island 16* 1* 17 12 8, 29 6

The figures denote the days of the month on which one or more shocks were felt. Those with an asterisk affixed were described as smart; those with a dagger as severe shocks. The remainder were only slight tremors, and no doubt escaped record at most stations, there being no instrumental means employed for their detection. This table is therefore not reliable so far as indicating the geographical distribution of the shocks.