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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Max's nigg@ bum.
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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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3 natural (1 human-made) reasons: Plate Tectonics. : The tectonic plates slide one on top of the other, or one aside the other. These are the most usual an powerful quakes. Volcanoes
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A previously unknown fault activated. Alarmingly so, for ground acceleration exceeded 2g in some sites! Have a crack at Christchurch Earthquake in wikipedia, which has a good summary
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