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January 23, 1988 | United Press International
Three powerful earthquakes registering up to 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked a 2-million-square-mile area of the northern outback Friday, shaking buildings and causing frightened residents to flee in panic. The quakes were among the most powerful to strike Australia in the last 100 years, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. The quakes--measuring in order 6.8, 7.3 and 7.
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December 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rescuers crawled through the rubble of a workers' club today seeking victims of Australia's first fatal earthquake, which killed nine people, injured 107 and devastated sections of the nation's sixth largest city. State police headquarters in Sydney, 75 miles south of Newcastle, revised the death toll in Thursday's quake from 11 to nine, but said more people may be trapped in the wreckage of the Newcastle Workers' Club. A preliminary estimate put overall damage from the quake at $1 billion.
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December 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
Rescuers crawled through the rubble of a workers' club today seeking victims of Australia's first fatal earthquake, which killed nine people, injured 107 and devastated sections of the nation's sixth largest city. State police headquarters in Sydney, 75 miles south of Newcastle, revised the death toll in Thursday's quake from 11 to nine, but said more people may be trapped in the wreckage of the Newcastle Workers' Club. A preliminary estimate put overall damage from the quake at $1 billion.
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December 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A major earthquake shook Australia's southeast coast today, demolishing homes and buildings in the city of Newcastle, officials said. Up to seven people were reported killed and as many as 100 injured. "It felt like there was someone under my bedroom floor who lifted the house," said one Newcastle resident, who reported two aftershocks after the magnitude 5.5 temblor, which struck at 10:28 a.m. (3:28 p.m. PST Wednesday).
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December 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
A major earthquake shook Australia's southeast coast today, demolishing homes and buildings in the city of Newcastle, officials said. Up to seven people were reported killed and as many as 100 injured. "It felt like there was someone under my bedroom floor who lifted the house," said one Newcastle resident, who reported two aftershocks after the magnitude 5.5 temblor, which struck at 10:28 a.m. (3:28 p.m. PST Wednesday).
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January 23, 1988 | United Press International
Three powerful earthquakes registering up to 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked a 2-million-square-mile area of the northern outback Friday, shaking buildings and causing frightened residents to flee in panic. The quakes were among the most powerful to strike Australia in the last 100 years, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or severe damage. The quakes--measuring in order 6.8, 7.3 and 7.
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