ON THIS DAY: 1989 Newcastle earthquake | photos

Updated March 23 2021 - 12:28pm, first published December 27 2020 - 8:29pm

ON THIS DAY: It was 10.27am on Thursday, December 28, 1989, when the apparently unthinkable happened. An earthquake with the substantial magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale shook Newcastle and some of its surrounding areas to their very core.