On this day: the Newcastle Earthquake

At 10:27am on the 28th of December, 1989, an earthquake hit Newcastle, Australia. Measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, the quake caused around $4 billion damage to the New South Wales city, left thirteen people dead, and injured over 160 others.



Nine people were killed in the Newcastle Workers Club, where the floor collapsed.



As there was a bus strike the day of the disaster, fewer people than usual were in town.


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