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
EMSC Queensland, Australia Jun 22 06:25 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Toowoomba - No damage. Felt a big jolt up and down about 10.50 pm QUEENSLAND time. And a small shake about an hour earlier.
  • USGS Macquarie Island, Australia Jun 17 03:18 4.3 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Australia May 27 11:33 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia May 23 20:22 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 15:12 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 15:00 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 14:39 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 14:36 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 14:26 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 22 14:21 2.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia May 22 00:38 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 18 22:52 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia May 18 12:58 2.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New South Wales, Australia May 16 14:27 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia May 15 22:57 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 15 19:12 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New South Wales, Australia May 15 09:59 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 14 17:06 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia May 13 17:43 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 09 08:49 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia May 04 12:56 2.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC West Of Australia Apr 27 01:53 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Australia Apr 25 09:59 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Australia Apr 25 09:30 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 24 07:37 3.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 24 00:01 2.7 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New South Wales, Australia Apr 23 03:53 2.0 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 18 12:58 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 18 08:26 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 16 05:23 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Northern Territory, Australia Apr 13 17:01 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 13 17:01 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC New South Wales, Australia Apr 13 16:31 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Millthorpe, Australia Apr 13 16:31 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Blayney - Heard a rumbling and felt the house shaking. Lasted between 5-10 seconds at 2:31am. Our dogs barked and ran outside.
  • Orange - Was awake at about 2.30am, when I heard a very distant booming sound, almost like thunder or a faraway explosion. This was followed by a tremor which came up through the floor and only lasted a few seconds. The windows shook very slightly. The dogs however slept straight through it. No damage at all.
  • Millthorpe - I woke at 2.31am to our windows shaking and the bed wobbling. The noise I heard was like a train on the tracks (we live close to a train line) but it stopped after 10 seconds maybe with no train!
  • EMSC Western Australia Apr 12 16:49 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 11 22:58 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Australia Apr 10 21:33 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 10 16:56 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 08 03:47 2.4 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Macquarie Island, Australia Apr 08 01:19 4.9 8 MAP I Felt It
  • Mandaluyong - Light shaking for about 40 secs
  • EMSC Queensland, Australia Apr 07 11:31 3.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 04 21:40 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC New South Wales, Australia Apr 04 19:05 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 04 18:25 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Apr 04 10:10 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Manila - No damage incurred
  • BGC, Taguig - A strong one which lasted more than 30 seconds
  • EMSC Western Australia Apr 04 03:55 4.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 02 02:10 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Apr 02 02:04 2.3 11 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 01 07:19 2.6 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Australia Mar 30 20:27 2.2 13 MAP I Felt It

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

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