Australia earthquake list

Last update: June 20, 2012 at 1:41 am by By

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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
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia May 06 13:15 2.8 43 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia May 03 17:28 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia May 02 19:59 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 30 19:45 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tennant Creek, Australia Apr 28 16:52 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 28 16:52 4.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Apr 27 20:43 2.7 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Apr 25 20:30 3.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Apr 18 05:24 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Of Australia Apr 11 23:34 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS South Of Australia Apr 11 23:34 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 09 09:05 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 05 13:08 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Apr 04 19:42 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Mar 30 13:34 2.8 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Mar 29 21:53 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Mar 23 20:25 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tasmania, Australia Region Mar 23 19:19 2.7 17 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Australia Mar 20 06:38 2.9 8 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Mar 17 05:32 3.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Australia Mar 16 19:33 2.1 17 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Australia Mar 09 20:49 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Mar 09 00:00 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Mar 03 07:40 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Mar 02 04:36 2.6 31 MAP I Felt It
EMSC South Australia Feb 29 18:12 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS South Of Australia Feb 23 18:08 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Australia Feb 23 18:08 5.9 60 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON South Of Australia Feb 23 18:08 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Feb 10 19:45 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Feb 10 05:03 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Australia Feb 09 11:33 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Feb 06 09:21 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Jan 31 18:28 2.3 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 30 17:39 3.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 21:23 2.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 20:20 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 19:17 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 16:22 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 16:07 2.1 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 15:51 2.1 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 21 13:33 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Jan 20 21:22 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 20 14:12 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 20 13:45 2.1 4 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 20 13:05 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Jan 20 10:06 2.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Western Australia Jan 20 09:40 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 20 09:40 2.2 2 MAP I Felt It
EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jan 19 16:54 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It

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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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