This Day in History: 1941-04-29

A severe earthquake (measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale) was felt in Toodyay mid-morning, shaking furniture and walls. Some thought it was the ‘road repairing engine’ in the main street. The Perth Observatory reported the event as the most violent earthquake in the State since 1906. The epicentre was approximately 200km NE of Kalbarri, near the Meeberrie Station.

Sources:
Toodyay herald, 2 May 1941, p.4.
West Australian, 30 April 1941, p.5.
Wikipedia: ‘Earthquakes in Western Australia’ (viewed 30 May 2021): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthquakes_in_Western_Australia