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.

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

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

Twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

I wasn’t all that old, but even I remember the significance of that day.

The first picture is of people standing on the wall in the days before the wall fell.

The second picture is from the day after, the 10th of November. People walk through Checkpoint Charlie.

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