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Volume 21, 1888
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Earthquakes reported in New Zealand during 1888.

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Place. Jan. Feb. Mar. April. May. June. July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total.
Taupo 12, 2
23*
Patea 23* 1
Napier 23* 1
Rotorua 29,* 17* 3
31*
Marton 23* 1
Woodville 12, 2
23*
Hawera 23* 1
Masterton 12, 2
23*
Wellington 17 31 3,* 3, 16, 1,* 12, 8 16
21 4* 17 2,* 23,*
5, 26*
20
Castlepoint 23* 1
New Plymouth 21* 1
Feilding 23* 1
Wanganui 23* 23* 2
Blenheim 21* 23* 2
Nelson 21* 23* 2
Palmerston N. 23* 1
Manaia 23* 1
Havelock 23* 1
Kaikoura 1* 23* 2
Greymouth 18 1, 1,* 23* 7
2,* 9*
30*
Westport 18* 30* 1,* 23* 5
9*
Hokitika 30* 1,* 23* 4
9*
Timaru 1* 23* 2
Lincoln 19 30* 12, 27 5
23
Christchurch 21* 30* 1,† 6 23* 5‡
Waikari 9* 1,* 3
9*
Rangiora 14 1
Dunedin 1* 23 27 3
Stewart Island 15* 1
Kaiapoi 19 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] ‡ Frequent shocks during this month throughout the Canterbury District, that on the 1st being the most severe.