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The News - 1 March 1954
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The News - 1 March 1954

Adelaide; News Limited

Newspaper, 410 x 300 mm

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In the early hours of the morning of 1 March 1954 the rumbling of an earthquake awaked many in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The quake measured 5.5 on the Richter scale and caused widespread minor damage, such as cracks in walls and ceilings, fallen plaster and toppled chimneys, to homes and other buildings.  An estimated 30,000 buildings were damaged. No serious injuries were reported.

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