Beech­worth earth tremor, 1869

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

IN the early hours of the morn­ing on Au­gust 30, 1869, a brief but in­tense earth tremor shook Beech­worth. Although it lasted only sec­onds, it caused build­ings to shake. The tremor was her­alded by a rum­bling noise like a pass­ing train, then glasses tin­kled, cut­lery rat­tled and jumped on shelves, beds shook, and build­ings swayed.

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