Reconnaissance report on the Ormond earthquake

10 August 1993

  • S. A. L. Read GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  • S. Sritharan GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Abstract

On the 10th of August 1993, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 occurred near Gisborne. This report presents observations made by a reconnaissance team which visited the Gisborne area in the days following the earthquake. Structural damage in Gisborne City and damage to services and roading was limited. Stronger ground-motions were apparent between Ormond and Te Karaka, 20km northwest of Gisborne, where soil liquefaction occurred on the Waipaoa River flats, and some natural slopes failed.

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Published
1993-09-30
How to Cite
Read, S. A. L., & Sritharan, S. (1993). Reconnaissance report on the Ormond earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 26(3), 292-308. https://doi.org/10.5459/bnzsee.26.3.292-308
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