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
By Kevin McCue
This paper is a tabulation and description of some earthquakes and tsunamis in Western Australia that occurred before the first modern short-period seismograph installation at Watheroo in 1958. Continue reading
The Government of South Australian has produced a handy guide on how to prepare, react, and recover from a damaging earthquake. Continue reading
The photo gallery from the old website is slowly moving across. A new “Gallery” menu item has been created with subpage for each earthquake photo gallery. We’re working back in time, and so far have listed the Collier Bay, Newcastle, and Tennant Creek photo galleries. Contact the webmaster if you own any photos you would like to add to the website.