Australia earthquake list

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Australia

In depth articles on Australia earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
- Strong earthquake in the greater Melbourne area, Australia (June 19, 2012)
- Strong earthquake near the coast of Western Australia (Cape Range National Park) - December 5, 2011
- Unusual moderate shallow earthquake close to Melbourne, Australia - July 5, 2011
- Moderate shallow earthquake and aftershocks near Townsville, Queensland, Australia - April 16, 2011

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Australia time = UTC +10 (DST +11)
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Macquarie Island, Australia Jul 01 14:30 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Apr 28 18:17 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Apr 28 14:42 2.4 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 28 07:03 2.6 19 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 28 06:36 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 28 06:20 3.1 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 28 02:34 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 26 22:42 3.0 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Apr 25 11:42 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Apr 23 15:33 2.7 20 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 22 20:49 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Apr 18 22:54 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Australia Apr 17 02:09 2.9 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Apr 16 09:38 2.6 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 12 22:32 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 12 15:04 2.3 13 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Queensland, Australia Apr 11 05:50 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 09 19:51 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Mar 31 19:52 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Mar 30 20:18 2.2 32 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northwest Of Australia Mar 29 17:17 3.3 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Mar 27 13:27 3.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Mar 25 14:09 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Mar 10 12:39 2.8 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Pakenham Upper, Australia Mar 10 12:39 2.8 0 MAP I Felt It
USGS Macquarie Island, Australia Feb 19 10:24 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Australia Feb 15 15:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Gladstone QLD - Woke to feeling of house 'shuddering', whole neighborhood awakened and outside. Very frightening!
  • Coolum - Light tremors no damage
  • Moore Park Beach - Woke up just before the earthquake. Felt the earthquake at 1:59am (16th Feb 2015). The bed and house shook for approx 3 secs with a low rattle sound. All the dogs in the neighbourhood barked. My partner woke up next to me during the earthquake and asked what it was.
  • Buderim - We have sensor lights In bathroom and they came on as the door to the bedroom rattled for what seemed an extended amount of time. I had two dogs inthe bedroom with me and they were both looking at me.
  • Hervey Bay - The windows around the house were shaking and I went outside and the two roller doors were visually shaking
  • Kumbia - Was 2 am. Woke up to bedroom doors shaking and bed shaking. Dog outside barking. Posted on face book. Had friends in murgon and Bundaberg feel it too!!
  • Maleny - Woke at about 2am to approx 5-7 seconds of gentle rocking/vibration. No noises. House is on a concrete slab.
  • GEOFON Near East Coast Of Australia Feb 15 15:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gayndah, Australia Feb 15 15:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Dec 03 19:05 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Beaconsfield Upper, Australia Dec 03 19:05 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Larrakeyah, Australia Oct 04 23:24 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Oct 04 23:24 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Australia Sep 26 15:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Australia Sep 26 15:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Sep 01 23:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Territory, Australia Sep 01 23:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Australia Jun 04 02:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Australia Jun 04 02:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Macquarie Island, Australia May 29 03:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Peterborough, Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
  • SE Melbourne, Australia - Felt faint vibration and quiet rumble. We are in the neighboring state of Victoria, many kilometers away.
  • Golden Heights - Lounge chair vibrated for approx 3 seconds.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Of Australia Apr 28 16:07 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwest Of Australia Apr 28 16:07 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwest Of Australia Mar 12 08:08 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Of Australia Mar 12 08:08 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Darryl says:

      Bendigo windows rattled bed shook felt like train going past lasted 10 to 15 sec

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