Shallow earthquake magnitude 5.2 hit near the southeast coast of Australia

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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.

Magnitude 5.2
Date-Time
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:53:29 UTC
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 08:53:29 PM at epicenter
Location 38.244°S, 146.194°E
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
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000ajek

 

Historical seismicity – 2012

Historical seismicity – since 1900

Featured image: Google Earth + USGS

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