Decade since earthquake

Albany Extra - - Extra News - Sjanna San­dalova

This week marks 10 years since the re­gion was hit by one of the biggest earth­quakes recorded in the Great South­ern.

The quake mea­sured 4.8 on the Richter scale and was cen­tred just south of Katan­ning.

Au­thor­i­ties classed it as the biggest earthquake to hit the re­gion in five decades and was felt by peo­ple hun­dreds of kilo­me­tres away, even in Perth.

The tremor rocked one Broome­hill home, leav­ing be­hind a trail of de­struc­tion. Res­i­dent at the time, Grant Tay­lor, de­scribed the quake as an ex­plo­sion that felt like the house had been picked up and thrown back down within sec­onds.

The 2007 news re­port in the Great South­ern Her­ald.

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