Sunday, December 21, 2014

Newcastle Earthquake Then and Now - Newcastle Museum

Commemorating 25 years since the Newcastle earthquake.
At 10:27am, 28 December 1989, an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Newcastle, resulting in 13 deaths and massive property damage. The earthquake surprised Novocastrians despite previous recorded earthquakes.
This December marks 25 years since the earthquake which altered not only the built environment of Newcastle but also the community’s identity, nationally and internationally. This traumatic event led to a rebuilding, resilience and life altering rebirth.

Full details at the Newcastle Museum website.