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Earthquake Hits Darwin

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I just heard on Chinese television that an earthquake has hit Darwin in northern Australia. Anyone know about this?

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Nothing on CNN or BBC World, that's right, you heard it first at Travellerspoint.com :)

The Age has something on it though. Looks like a pretty hefty one (7.1) but no damage due to it's depth...

3. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

wow-that is a big one, jesus!! Can't say that i had heard about it but yup-heard it first on here!!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

From that article in the Age;

"But .. there's no truth to the rumour that it was caused by Prince Charles putting $200 on the bar in Alice Springs."

hehe

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

The Age has something on it though. Looks like a pretty hefty one (7.1) but no damage due to it's depth...

Thanks for the info, guys. I tried "The Age" link, however you need to register before viewing its contents.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Thanks for the info, guys. I tried "The Age" link, however you need to register before viewing its contents.

Hmm yeah, it's passed midnight - I think that makes it an archived story now.

7. Posted by brittchic8 (Full Member 33 posts) 11y

Was so far out to sea noone was hurt but it was 7.5 on the scale.

8. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Good to hear, brittchic8