Willem...Rock and roll ?

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AN earthquake registering 4.5 on the Richter scale has shaken the small South Australian town of Peterborough.


Local police sergeant Bryce Anderson said the town's 2200 residents escaped damage or injury.

The quake struck the town, about 250km northeast of Adelaide, at 10.59am (CDT) today and lasted just a few seconds.

"There was heavy rumbling and vibrations but that was it,'' said Sgt Anderson.

"I've had no reports of damages or injuries.''

He said the town, which had a smaller earthquake last week with a magnitude of 3.5, had just held an Australia Day breakfast and citizenship ceremony.

Seismologist David Love, from the Department of Primary Industries and Resources, said the earthquakes may be related to the nearby Flinders Ranges.

"We don't know why earthquakes occur there - there are no faultlines in the area - but they are more associated with the Flinders Ranges,'' he said.

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Reply By: Dave B (NSW) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:07

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:07
It was probably Willem testing out his new Ipod speakers for his big trip.

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Follow Up By: Mad Cowz (VIC) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:02

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:02
Sounds about right, that'd be why he tidied up the electrical system.

I reckon Mr Rockcrawler would have fixed him up with a sound system.
His house shakes when he turns up the sound in the caddy.....
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:09

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:09
It wasn't you on the loo was it ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:43

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:43
Perhaps Willem was starting his Nissan ? LOL
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:15

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:15
They all had Bake Beans for the Australia Day Breakfast lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:45

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:45
Perhaps that's all the Local Govt mob could afford !
Effectively it costs around $300 to apply for citizenship.....they wouldn't give you baked beans ...would they ? LOL
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:21

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:21
The main thing is that nobody appears to have been hurt. They seem to have had a few earthquakes in that area recently ? Perhaps it's the giant snake under the Flinders stretching itself out a bit :)
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Reply By: Dave B (NSW) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:30

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 16:30
There are a lot of earth tremors recorded in the Flinders area, not quite one a day, but there are a lot.
Anyone travelling through Hawker, call into John Teagues Mobil S/Station and have a look at the seismograph set up in the showroom. The recorder is there but the sensor is quite some distance away in another location .

He has a book there for you to look at which shows all the recordings from as far away as Fiji and Indonesia.

No association yada yada.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:09

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:09
Hi Dave, we had a look at the seismograph there, while we were watching it a little quake registered, I found it very interesting, he also showed us the chart of the quake that caused the big tsunami. He was full of information.

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Follow Up By: Dave B (NSW) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:23

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 17:23
I asked John one day, "if I did a wheelie on the driveway would it register?" That's when he told me the sensor is way out of town.

I stayed in the motel there one night and there was a tremor about 5 a.m. and I couldn't wait for John to open so that I could have a look at the graph.
It is really interesting there though. He really is an interesting guy to talk to.
His father Fred used to drive for Harry Ding and he worked with Tom Kruse.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 22:41

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 22:41
Thanks for that info, we spent quite a bit of time there and he was more than happy to explain things to us, was quite a lesson.

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Reply By: Willem - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 18:45

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 18:45
Yep....very loud noise....like thunder.....for about 5 seconds. The ground shook........the tin on the roof rattled....the windows rattled....and then all was quiet....then I flushed the toilet, washed me hands and went back to my computer.....hahahahaha


Dunno why everyone is playing dumb. There is a fault-line running from Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges and underneath Peterborough....it's common knowledge!...lol


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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 23:20

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 23:20
Bro, we won't say which street the fault is on. Seems to be since the current council has been formed. LOL

I guess Peterborough is gaining altitude?
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 23:30

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 23:30
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:04

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:04
In the words of the late, great Graham Kennedy ...

"Jeez, Joyce, those prunes pack a wallop"!!!!

Glad all are safe and well.


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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:36

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:36
What ! No crow imitations ? LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:24

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:24
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Phaaaaaarrrrrrque no !!!!!

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Reply By: Lotzi - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:14

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:14
G'day All
I sent two work experience nubile wenches down to Willem for work experience, re removing screw tops from bundy.
Nuff said Willem will explain. RFDS on way.........LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:17

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:17
For Willem .........or the wenches ? LOL
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