Monday, April 19, 2010

Earthquake rattles Western Australia:Children flee as quake hits Kalgoorlie

Hundreds of school children were evacuated from classrooms after a 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the West Australian Goldfields city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder this morning.
Geoscience Australia says the earthquake hit one to two kilometres south of the Kalgoorlie city centre in Boulder about 8:20am. A police spokeswoman said there were no serious injuries and only one report of a slight injury.Emergency services are warning locals to expect aftershocks and look out for falling debris. People who need help can call the SES on 132 500.
FESA said the quake - the strongest ever recorded in the area - mainly affected Boulder and five or six hotels on Burt Street, including the Roc Hotel and the Golden Eagle, which have been damaged.

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