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Source : News, 1 March 1954, p. 1
Date of creation : 1954
Format : Newspaper
Dimensions : 410 x 300 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In the early hours of the morning of 1 March 1954 the rumbling of an earthquake awaked many in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The News reported: 'Tens of thousands of men, women, and children were momentarily terrified by the noise of their trembling home'.

The quake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale and caused widespread minor damage, such as cracks in walls and ceilings, fallen plaster and toppled chimneys, to homes and other buildings. An estimated 30,000 buildings were damaged. No serious injuries were reported.

Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

'Most severe earthquake in State's history' Advertiser 2 March 1954, p. 1, 5

Selby, J. Earthquakes in South Australia, Parkside [S. Aust.]: S.A. Dept. of Mines and Energy, 1984

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