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Fallen masonry and plaque at the site of the Cadoux Hall commemorate the earthquake which hit the town in 1979.

On 2 June 1979 there was a significant earthquake just east of the town. It had a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and was the second most damaging earthquake in the history of Western Australia.  Only one injury was recorded in the entire earthquake. This was a broken arm sustained by a child from falling masonry. The Masonic Hall had been reduced to rubble and the community hall and the sports pavilion had been damaged beyond repair. Damage to the area was estimated to be $3.8 million (in 1979 dollars).


Address:King Street, Cadoux, 6466
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.768293
Long: 117.136191
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:02-June-1979
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1979
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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