Shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.2 hit near the southeast coast of Australia according to USGS. Epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) SW of Moe, Australia (38.244°S, 146.194°E), 116 km (72 miles) from Melbourne city center. Recorded depth was 9.9 km (6.2 miles).
Geoscience Australia first reported 5.5 magnitude then downgraded to 5.3 with depth of 10km.
This is first earthquake in 2012 and so far the biggest earthquake in century for Victoria region. By many reports lasted between 30-40 seconds. A merely light top moderate shaking has been experienced by many people.
|Depth||9.9 km (6.2 miles)|
|Region||NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA|
|Distances||10 km (6 miles) SW of Moe, Australia|
18 km (11 miles) W of Morwell, Australia
30 km (18 miles) WSW of Traralgon, Australia
78 km (48 miles) WSW of Sale, Australia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 15.2 km (9.4 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)|
|Parameters||NST= 44, Nph= 49, Dmin=410.8 km, Rmss=1.12 sec, Gp= 68°,|
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=5
Historical seismicity - 2012
Historical seismicity - since 1900
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