Sunday, July 14, 2019

6.6R in Western Australia

A shallow (2km)  earthquake has hit WA with tremors felt from Broome all the way down to Perth.
The 6.5 magnitude quake struck off the Kimberley coast at 1.39pm.
According to Geoscience Australia the earthquake was felt as far south as Esperance and as far north as Darwin.
There are no reports of major damage and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no risk of a tsunami.
As of 2pm as many of 800 people had logged having felt the quake with the Government website with more than 500 being registered on the north west coast.
There were more than 200 reports from Broome and another 251 in Port Hedland.
One person posted on Facebook saying that the intensive care ward at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital shook for a full minute.
More than 70 being registered having felt the tremors in Perth while nearly 40 felt it in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Incredibly there was also 2 reports from both Melbourne and Brisbane.
Below we show you our stress point calculation for the region and the circle shows the stress near the earthquake.

MagnitudeMw 6.6
Date time2019-07-14 05:39:23.1 UTC
Location18.14 S ; 120.32 E
Depth2 km
Distances1203 km SW of Dili, Timor-Leste / pop: 150,000 / local time: 14:39:23.1 2019-07-14
950 km S of Kupang, Indonesia / pop: 283,000 / local time: 13:39:23.1 2019-07-14
204 km W of Broome, Australia / pop: 13,300 / local time: 13:39:23.1 2019-07-14

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