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Earth tremor at Guyra

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Wednesday 29 June 1938, The Sydney Morning Herald

Residents Flee From Homes.

The New England district was shaken by an earth tremor yesterday morning.

At Guyra the tremor was the most violent yet recorded, and many startled residents fled from their homes. Walls shook, windows rattled, and furniture was moved. The tremor began about 8.40. There was a loud rumbling noise, and the shocks continued for about three seconds. A well-known resident, Mr. Avers, reported that the car he was driving was moved some distance off its course by the shock. An electrical mechanic working on a pole at a height said the pole shook.

Other towns were not so severely affected. At Armidale windows and doors shook. Apparently no damage was done anywhere.


A very slight disturbance was recorded on the seismograph at Riverview College Observatory at 8.40 a.m. yesterday, but the record was so small that it was impossible to estimate the location of the tremor. The observer said that it must have been very slight and confined to a comparatively small area.

Written by macalba

October 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

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