When the earth shook Broome­hill

Great Southern Herald - - Front Page - 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 which 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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