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60 years on – Adelaide earthquake

Today marks the 60th anniversary of an earthquake that struck Adelaide at 3:40am local time on 1st March 1954. The magnitude was about 5.6, the epicentre perhaps 10km south of the city on the Eden Burnside Fault. Widespread damage was done, only 3 people injured, and no one killed by some miracle. This event caused the highest economic loss of any earthquake in Australia Continue reading