Behaviour of lifts

The Wellington earthquake of November 1, 1968

  • D. J. McKenzie Marine Department Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand


Reports were received that some lift counterweights were dislodged from their guides by the Wellington Earthquake of November 1, 1968.

The earthquake which occurred at 1.32 p.m., is estimated to have a magnitude of ML = 5½, at shallow depth, and an epicentre about 20 miles S.E. of Wellington.

The Committee requested the administrative secretary to seek information from the Marine Department. A copy of his letter and the reply of the Secretary of Marine are given below.

How to Cite
McKenzie, D. J. (1969). Behaviour of lifts. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2(3), 278-281.