Strong earthquake near the coast of Western Australia (Cape Range National Park)

Last update: December 10, 2011 at 3:42 am by By

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Earthquake overview : A strong shallow earthquake occurred in the coastal waters of western Australia. The quake occurred in the middle of the Australian night approx. 50 km from Exmouth and the Cape Range National Park.
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Update :  The greater epicenter area has had some similar earthquakes since 1990, most of them to the North West and all of the earthquakes were at a depth less than 35 km.

Update :  The Muiron Islands Nature reserve is located within the potential (light) damage radius given by Geoscience Australia

Update :  All data below is from Geoscience Australia

Update : Locations where the earthquake might have been felt : Lyndon, Exmouth, Cape Range National Park, Dampier, Onslow and Yannarie

Update :  Geoscience Australia expects this earthquake to be felt in a radius of 252 km


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“I Have Felt It” reports as received by Earthquake-Report.com
Exmouth : j’ai entendu la nuit dernière un gros bruit comme si c’était un orage vers 22h etun second dans la nuit pendant que je sommenelais, mais je ne serai vous communiquer l’heure. Je n’ai senti aucune secousse durant mon sommeil. Espérant que mes informations vous aiderons à l’étude de ce séisme. Cordialement L. ARIBI


Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mw 5.4
UTC Time :  Monday, December 05, 2011 at 19:10:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at 04:10:03 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 15 km
Geo-location(s) :
Approx. 20 km from the Muiron Islands Nature Reserve
50 km from the North West Cape

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Geoscience Australia Shaking map
Scientific data report
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