Wednesday, December 19, 2018


The footpath is being redone. When it was done once before, well, an earthquake occurred. Dec 28, 1989 an earthquake hit Newcastle with loss of life injuries and damage.
  At the time, the day was immortalised with a small inscription in the wet cement however the slab was replaced over time. Street trees and their roots cause some problems with the paving but it is a small price to pay.
 At the time of the quake, one first thought was that the workmen had caused an explosion by digging near the gas main - noise, everything in the kitchen rattled and a cupboard toppled over while the floor swayed but a timber house must be flexible, only the chimneys were damaged. An earthquake seemed so unlikely every other cause was suspect such as a train derailment. No,the damage proved to be widespread.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

I like the view in that first shot.

Earthquakes are rare here, but not completely unheard of, as there is a minor faultline nearby. The last one was several years ago, strong enough to be felt and do just a bit of damage- fallen bricks, that sort of thing.