Aboriginal history[ edit ] Newcastle and the lower Hunter Region were traditionally occupied by the Awabakal and Worimi Aboriginal People,  who called the area Malubimba. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized a locally-built vessel called Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove.
Human Observation I Not felt by humans, except in especially favourable circumstances, but birds and animals may be disturbed. Reported mainly from Newcastle earthquake upper floors of buildings more than ten storeys high. Dizziness or nausea may be experienced. Branches of trees, chandeliers, doors, and other suspended systems of long natural period may be seen to move slowly.
Water in ponds, lakes, reservoirs, etc. II Felt by a few persons at rest indoors, especially by those on upper floors or otherwise favourably placed. The long-period effects listed under MMI may be more noticeable. III Felt indoors, but not identified as an earthquake by everyone.
Vibrations may be likened to the passing of light traffic. It may be possible to estimate the duration, but not the direction. Hanging objects may swing slightly.
Standing motorcars may rock slightly. IV Generally noticed indoors, but not outside. Very light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building. Walls and frame of building are heard to creak.
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock, and the shock can be felt by their occupants.
V Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. A few people frightened. Direction of motion can be estimated. Small unstable objects are displaced or upset.
Some glassware and crockery may be broken. A few earthenware toilet fixtures crack. Doors and shutters swing. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate. VI Felt by all.Jobs Earthworks advertises worldwide careers jobs and employment opportunities in seismology and geodesy.
The Newcastle earthquake occurred in Newcastle, New South Wales on Thursday, 28 December. The shock measured on the Richter magnitude scale and was one of Australia's most serious natural disasters, killing 13 people and injuring more than The Newcastle earthquake occurred in Newcastle, New South Wales on Thursday, 28 December.
The shock measured on the Richter magnitude scale and was one of Australia's most serious natural disasters, killing 13 people and injuring more than The damage bill has been estimated at A$ 4 billion (including an insured loss of about $1 billion)..
The effects were felt over an area of. Newcastle offers a range of public transport services, including buses, the Stockton Ferry and trains. The NSW Government has primary responsibility for public transport planning and service provision.
|Earthquake | Geoscience Australia||The Great Fire Of Gateshead And Newcastle The Great Fire which took place on the morning of 6th October was one of the most important historical events in the town, as well as being the most devastating.|
|Recording earthquakes||The moderate-magnitude earthquake caused extensive property damage and led to the largest insurance loss1 trended to current dollars from a natural catastrophe in Australian history.|
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