Genealogical Earthquake Hits Down Under

The following item was just posted on the Gladstone Observer website.

Hmmm… What I difference a few little letters can make…

A 5.4 magnitude quake has hit near Bowen Queensland, and was felt from Airlie beach, down to Townsville.

Just eighteen minutes later, a 5.2 magnitude quake hit Christchurch in New Zealand.

According to the The US genealogical survey, the first earthquake struck 124km southeast of Townsville at 3:31pm today, April 16, and is the biggest to have hit Queensland in a number of years.

To read more, see the April 16, 2011 edition of the Gladstone Observer.

Let’s see how long it takes them to update and correct it. [grin]

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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