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Notes on the Geography of New Zealand: Napier: Photo 3

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That last photo was taken from the top of Napier Hill, once called Scinde Island. Strange for an island to become a hill, but the hill was linked to the mainland only by two spits. That ended very abruptly on the 3rd of February, 1931, when 40 square miles of seafloor (most of it lagoon) became dry land, courtesy of a 7.9 earthquake.

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