[Bible Prophecy News] Strong Earthquake rattles Western Australia

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Pastor Dale Morgan

Apr 19, 2010, 10:10:31 PM4/19/10
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Great Earthquakes In Diverse Places

Strong Earthquake rattles Western Australia

    * From: AAP
    * April 20, 2010 11:45AM

AN earthquake shook Western Australia today, seismologists said.

The earthquake hit the Goldfields this morning, closing the Kalgoorlie Super Pit and damaging buildings, PerthNow reported.

Geoscience Australia spokesman Chris Thompson said the quake struck at 8.17am and had a magnitude of 4.8.

There have been reports of house damage and the Golden Eagle hotel in Boulder has also been badly damaged.

Workers have also evacuated the Super Pit and other mines in the area.

An Education Department spokesman said Boulder Primary School had been evacuated and closed down for the day after suffering damage during the earthquake.

Building damage at Kalgoorlie School of the Air was also reported. The school has also been closed for the day.

Administration staff at O'Connor Primary School were also forced to evacuate during the tremor due to building damage.

The Educaton Department spokesman said Kalgoorlie Primary School sufffered little damage.

Mr Thompson said the earthquake was on the larger end of the scale for Australia.

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