Unlocking the Past: Remembering the 1994 Ellalong earthquake

By Kimberly O'Sullivan
April 12 2022 - 7:00pm
'FEAR AND CONFUSION': Patrons were enjoying a Saturday night at the Ellalong Hotel on August 6, 1994 when the earthquake struck, causing damage to the historic building. Picture: Cessnock City Library Local Studies Collection

Earthquake tremors in the Hunter Valley are surprisingly common. Records compiled since European settlement have reports of earthquakes as far back as 1842.