What caused the Napier earthquake?

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The two tetonic plates collided and caused a movement of the earth, which led to the Napier earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. The Napier Earth quake took place in 1931 which left many losses of people and property.
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Tectonic plates are the moving pieces of Earth's crust and outer mantle, which cover the entire planet. These plates are in constant, slow motion, and sometimes bump and slide past
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In a very general sense all earthquakes have the same cause. They are caused by the release of stress in the earth's crust. the higher the stress the more potential for movement.
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I would say that two of the plates were sliding past each other, got stuck, and slipped past each other so fast that it caused pressure rising to the surface, and caused an earthquake
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