Earthquakes

This page just highlights events of interest. It is not a definitive list of Australian earthquakes, and it is only updated after final analysis is complete. For updates closer to real time, please follow the links to our Twitter and Facebook pages.
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2020 February 25 @ 1:44pm ACDT, W of Arkaroola Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred approximately 40 kilometres west of Arkaroola, approximately 275 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA.

2020 February 20 @ 7:52am AEDT, SE of Lakes Entrance VIC Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred off the Vcitorian east coast, approximately 44 kilometres southeast of Lakes Entrance, approximately 290 kilometres east of Melbourne, VIC. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded just 22 seconds earlier.

2020 February 15 @ 12:19am ACDT, N of Peterborough SA Magnitude 3.5
This earthquake occurred approximately 15 kilometres north of Peterborough, approximately 230 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA. This event was felt in the surrounding area. A magntidue 1.0 aftershock was recorded almost 5 hours later.

2020 February 12 @ 5:26am AEDT, NE of Denman NSW Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred in the Hunter Valley, approximately 12 kilometres northeast of Denman, approximately 105 kilometres northwest of Newcastle, NSW.

2019 December 24 @ 3:40pm AEDT, E of Tuross Head NSW Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred off the New South Wales coast, approximately 26 kilometres east of Tuross Head, NSW, approximately 150 kilometres southeast of Canberra, ACT.

2019 December 16 @ 4:29pm AEDT, Muswellbrook NSW Magnitude 4.3
This earthquake occurred in the Hunter Valley, about 2 kilometres north of Muswellbrook, approximately 105 kilometres northwest of Newcastle. It was preceded an hour earlier by a magnitude 3.8 earthquake. An aftershock was recorded just under two hours after the mainshock at 6:11pm followed by another aftershock of magnitude 2.9 at 4:14am (December 17th). These events have been felt in the surrounding area.

2019 December 15 @ 2:15pm AEDT, SE of Yea VIC Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred about 10 kilometres southeast of Yea, approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. This event was followed by two aftershocks the next day on December 16th; a magnitude 2.8 at 5:11pm and a magnitude 2.0 at 8:34pm. Another magnitude 2.8 aftershock was recorded on December 18th. 

2019 November 28 @ 2:18pm AEDT, Dandenong VIC Magnitude 2.2
This earthquake occurred in near Lysterfield in metropolitan Melbourne, approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Dandenong, approximately 32 kilometres southeast of Melbourne. This event has been felt in the surrounding area.

2019 November 28 @ 3:03am AEDT, Mount Beauty VIC Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred in northeast Victoria, approximately 3 kilometres east Mount Beauty, approximately 230 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. This event has been felt nearby in Tawonga. A magntiude 1.4 aftershock was recorded about half an hour later.

2019 November 21 @ 10:56am ACDT, W of Moolooloo Station SA Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Ranges, approximately 12 kilometres west of Moolooloo Station, approximately 180 kilometres north of Port Augusta, SA.

2019 November 15 @ 2:57am ACDT, Rawnsley Park Station SA Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Ranges near Rawnsley Park Station, approximately 25 kilometres northeast of Hawker, approximately 115 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA. A very small magnitude 0.2 aftershock was recorded just over three hours later.

2019 November 9 @ 12:51pm ACDT, E of Hawker SA Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Ranges, approximately 30 kilometres east of Hawker, approximately 110 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA.

2019 October 19 @ 2:56pm AEDT, Bass Strait Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred in the Bass Strait, approximately 85 kilometres southeast of Lorne, approximately 150 kilometres south of Melbourne, VIC.

2019 October 4 @ 11:07am AEST, SW of Archer Shoal QLD Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred near the Archer Shoal in the Coral Sea off the Queensland coast, approximately 110 kilometres northeast of Heron Island, approximately 230 kilometres east of Rockhampton, QLD.

2019 October 3 @ 7:05am AEST, Rosebery TAS Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred approximately 3 kilometres west of Rosebery, approximately 190 kilometres northwest of Hobart, TAS.

2019 September 28 @ 7:16pm AEST, Pakenham VIC Magnitude 1.3
This earthquake occurred approximately 5 kilometres north of Pakenham, approximately 50 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. 

2019 September 27 @ 4:38pm AEST, Mumbil NSW Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred near Mumbil, approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Wellington, approximately 245 kilometres northwest of Sydney, NSW.

2019 September 26 @ 6:55am AEST, Pakenham VIC Magnitude 1.4
This earthquake occurred approximately 5 kilometres north of Pakenham, approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. 

2019 September 25 @ 8:46pm AEST, Buckenderra NSW Magnitude 3.1
This earthquake occurred near Buckenderra, approximately 30 kilometres west of Cooma, NSW, approximately 110 kilometres south of Canberra, ACT. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. A magnitude 2.5 aftershock was recorded just over a minute later at 8:47pm (AEST).

2019 September 22 @ 11:48pm AEST, Korumburra VIC Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred approximately 4 kilometres northeast of Korumburra, approximately 100 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. A magnitude 1.5 aftershock was recorded one and a half hours later at 1:18am (AEST).

2019 September 5 @ 11:51am ACST, Laura SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred in the mid north region of South Australia, approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Laura, approximately 200 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA. 

2019 September 1 @ 6:30am ACST, SW of Coffin Bay SA Magnitude 3.8
This earthquake occurred off the coast of South Australia, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Coffin Bay, approximately 350 kilometres west of Adelaide, SA. 

2019 August 18 @ 21:38pm AEST, Coral Sea QLD Magnitude 4.6
This earthquake occurred off the coast of Queensland in the Coral Sea, approximately 285 kilometres east Mackay, approximately 315 kilometres northeast of Rockhampton, QLD. 

2019 August 13 @ 11:14am ACST, Great Australia Bight SA Magnitude 3.8
This earthquake occurred off the southern coast of South Australia in the Great Australian Bight, approximately 390 kilometres west of Port Lincoln, approximately 640 kilometres west of Adelaide, SA.

2019 August 9 @ 12:55pm AEST, NW of Hayman Island QLD Magnitude 3.4
This earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Queensland in the Whitsunday Region, approximately 15 kilometres northwest of Hayman Island, approximately 60 kilometres east of Bowen, QLD.

2019 August 5 @ 5:02pm AEST, Offshore West Tasmania TAS Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred off the west coast of Tasmania near Sandy Cape, approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Smithton, approximately 240 kilometres west of Launceston, TAS.

2019 August 1 @ 10:52am ACST, Tennant Creek NT Magnitude 5.3
This earthquake occurred approximately 30 kilometres southwest of Tennant Creek, NT. This is in the same area where some of Australia’s largest earthquakes occurred in January 1988; a series of three earthquakes with magntiudes Mwp 6.2, 6.3 and 6.6 struck in a 12 hour period.

2019 June 17 @ 4:07am ACST, Hallett SA Magnitude 3.1
This earthquake occurred approximately 5 kilometres north of Hallett, approximately 175 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2019 May 30 @ 11:56am ACST, W of Willowra NT Magnitude 5.2
This earthquake occurred near Willowra, approximately 330 kilometres northwest of Alice Springs, NT.

2019 May 13 @ 5:27am ACST, SE of Terowie SA Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred approximately 12 kilometres southeast of Terowie, approximately 190 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2019 May 2 @ 4:25pm ACST, Georgetown SA Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred southwest of Georgetown, approximately 40 kilometres southeast of Port Pirie, approximately 170 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2019 May 2 @ 1:28pm ACST, Oodnadatta SA Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred approximately 8 kilometres northwest of Oodnadatta, SA, approximately 450 kilometres south of Alice Springs, NT.

2019 April 28 @ 2:28pm AEST, Olinda VIC Magnitude 1.5
This earthquake occurred in the Dandenong Ranges, approximately 1 kilometre southeast of Olinda, approximately 35 kilometres east of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt in the surrounding area.

2019 April 25 @ 6:59am AEST, E of Grassy TAS Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred off the east coast of King Island approximately 20 kilometres east of Grassy, approximately 115 kilometres northwest of Smithton, TAS.

2019 April 15 @ 2:32pm AEST, Off Cape Grim TAS Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred off the northwest coast of Tasmania approximately 8 kilometres northeast of Cape Grim, approximately 35 kilometres northwest of Smithton, TAS.

2019 April 14 @ 3:48am ACST, NE of Cleve SA Magnitude 3.4
This earthquake occurred approximately 22 kilometres east of Cleve, approximately 230 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, SA. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2019 April 7 @ 2:42am ACDT, SW of Carpenter Rocks SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred offshore near Carpenter Rocks approximately 40 kilometres west of Port Macdinnell, approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Mount Gambier, SA. This event is the largest of four events that have occurred in the area in the past week.

2019 April 2 @ 9:28am AEDT, Young NSW Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred approximately 4 kilometres east of Young, NSW, approximately 130 kilometres northwest of Canberra, ACT. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2019 March 28 @ 10:28pm AEDT, Off Rocky Cape TAS Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred off the northwest coast of Tasmania, approximately 20 kilometres east of Smithton, TAS. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2019 March 10 @ 3:25am AEST, Mt Perserverance QLD Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred near Mt Perserverance, approximately 15 kilometres northwest of Gatton, approximately 85 kilometres west of Brisbane, QLD.

2019 February 25 @ 8:13am AEDT, NW of Swansea TAS Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred on the east coast of Tasmania, approximately 8 kilometres west of Swansea, approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Hobart, TAS. This event has been felt by people in the surrounding area.

2019 February 22 @ 4:49am ACDT, Lake Blanche SA Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred near Lake Blanche, approximately 135 kilometres west of Cameron Corner, approximately 400 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA.

2019 February 18 @ 10:57am ACDT, NW of Cleve SA Magnitude 3.1
This earthquake occurred approximately 13 kilometres northwest of Cleve, approximately 250 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, SA.

2019 February 16 @ 2:57am AEDT, NW of Temora NSW Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred approximately 20 kilometres northwest of Temora, NSW, approximately 190 kilometres northwest of Canberra, ACT. A magnitude 1.7 foreshock was recorded an hour and a half earlier.

2019 February 13 @ 12:53am AEDT, Aberfeldy VIC Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred near Thomson Dam, approximately 6 kilometres southeast of Aberfeldy, approximately 125 kilometres east of Melbourne, VIC. A magnitude 1.8 aftershock was recorded just 7 minutes later.

2019 January 27 @ 10:30am ACDT, SW of Snowtown SA Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred near Barunga Gap, between the Barunga and Hummocks ranges, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of Snowtown, approximately 130 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2019 January 18 @ 10:05am AEDT, Sutton NSW Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred approximately 3 kilometres west of Sutton, NSW, approximately 15 kilometres north of Canberra, ACT. This event has been felt in the surrounding area. A magnitude 1.7 aftershock was recorded just over 10 minutes later.

2019 January 12 @ 10:15am AEDT, Off Phillip Island VIC Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred offshore of Phillip Island, approximately 3 kilometres west of Cowes, approximately 70 kilometres south of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt in the surrounding area, particularly on Phillip Island.

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