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Volume 20, 1887
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Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1887.

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Place. January February. March. April. May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December. Total.
Rotorua 29 28 21 13 18 5
Napier 12* 1
New Plymouth 15* 1
Waipukurau 5 1
Masterton 18* 1
Kaitoke 13 1
Wellington 16, 15 12 13 11* 13 6 11* 11
Christchurch 9 1
Culverton 9 1
Amberley 9 1
Rangiora 9 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.