2023 Art Deco Commemorative Lecture for 1931 Earthquake

546 Marine Parade, Napier

This lecture has been advertised as part of Napier’s Art Deco Festival and is therefore likely to be popular. Our venue, the Aquarium, has applied a capacity limit of 80 attendees. Please come early to ensure a seat.

This is the commemorative lecture for 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on 3 February, killing 256, injuring thousands and devastating the Hawke’s Bay region.

This year Rick Wentz is invited to give a lecture on liquefaction. The focus of this lecture will be to define liquefaction, describe the cause and the conditions under which it typically occurs, and to highlight its potential impacts on the built environment. Also discussed will be some things that individuals and communities can consider doing to reduce the impacts of liquefaction on homes and infrastructure.

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National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

546 Marine Parade, Napier