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Volume 19, 1886
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Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1886.

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Place. January. February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. Total.
Rotorua 26 30 22 28 30 10 to 24 7 to 14 29 20* 25 5,17, 29 28* 12
Taupo 28* 1
Gisborne 7* 1* 2
Wellington 19 16* 29 12 3* 7 11, 13 10 14* 26* 11
Feilding 26* 1
Greytown 26* 1
Masterton 26* 1
Carterton 26* 1
Wanganui 26* 1
Hawera 3* 1
Otaki 30* 1
Rangitikei 27 1
Kaikoura 3, 5, 7, 26, 27 5
Nelson 3* 7 2
Blenheim 12 3*7 3
Christchurch 23 3 2
Westport 3* 1
Greymouth 3* 1
Kumara 1* 1
Dunedin 23 2 2
Invercargill 23 1

Note.—The figures denote the day 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. These tables are therefore not reliable as far as indicating the geographical distribution of the shocks.

[Footnote] ‡ Numerous local vibrations connected with the Tarawera eruptions.