Cadoux, Western Australia
|Elevation||372 m (1,220 ft)|
|Location||180 km (112 mi) from Perth|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Wongan-Ballidu|
|State electorate(s)||Central Wheatbelt|
On 2 June 1979 there was a significant earthquake just east of the town. It had a Richter magnitude of 6.1 and was the second most damaging earthquake in the history of Western Australia. Damage to the area was estimated to be A$3.8 million (in 1979 dollars). Only one injury was recorded in the entire earthquake. This was a broken arm sustained by a child from falling masonry.
- Higham, Geoffrey Where was That? an historical gazetteer of Western Australia. Geoproject Solutions, Winthrop, W.A. ISBN 0-646-44186-8
- Lewis, J.D., Daetwyler, N.A., Bunting, J.A. and Moncreiff, J.S. (1981)"The Cadoux Earthquake 2 June 1979" Geological Survey of Western Australia, Report 11, pp 69,
- Naismith, M. (1979) Report on the Cadoux earthquake, June 1979. Perth: Structures Branch, Architectural Division, Public Works Department of W.A.