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
Featured image: Google Earth + USGS
If you value what we do here, create your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!