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 (and weekly earthquake maps), please follow the links to our social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.
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2022 April 3 @ 8:08pm ACDT, E of Almerta Station SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred just south of the Flinders Rangers region of SA, approximately 75 kilometres east-northeast of Port Augusta, SA; and 294 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2022 March 29 @ 7:04pm ACDT, Mount Barker SA Magnitude 3.1
This is the largest earthquake that has been recorded in the Mount Barker area since the magnitude 3.7 earthquake on March 6. This event was felt solidly by residents in Mount Barker and immediate surrounds.

2022 March 20 @ 4:07pm ACDT, NW of Coober Pedy SA Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred in outback SA, approximately 126 kilometres northwest of Coober Pedy, SA; and 518 kilometres south of Alice Springs, NT.

2022 March 14 @ 10:19am AEDT, NW of Berridale NSW Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred near the Snowy mountains region, approximately 9 kilometres northwest of Berridale; approximately 114 kilometres south-southwest of Canberra, ACT. This earthquake was felt by some residents in Berridale and surrounding rural areas. 3 small aftershocks below magnitude 1.0 have been recorded in association of this event.

2022 March 12 @ 10:12pm ACDT, NW of Kia Ora Station SA Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred in the Pualco range region of SA, approximately 215 kilometres north-northeast of Adelaide, SA.

2022 March 12 @ 4:17am AEDT, Eildon VIC Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred on Lake Eildon approximately 3 kilometres northeast of the town of Eildon itself, approximately 105 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, VIC. This earthquake was felt in the town of Eildon and surrounding regions. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded in a similar location 27 minutes earlier at 3:50am

2022 March 11 @ 3:46pm AEDT, S of Montague Island NSW Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred just off the south coast of NSW, approximately 19 kilometres northeast of Bermagui; approximately 285 kilometres south-southeast of Sydney. 

2022 March 6 @ 7:20am ACDT, Mount Barker SA Magnitude 3.7
This earthquake occurred near the southwestern edge of the town of Mount Barker, approximately 3 kilometres from the city centre; and approximately 29 kilometres southeast of Adelaide, SA. This earthquake was well felt in Mount Barker and surround regions including Adelaide and surrounding suburbs. A magnitude 2.4 earthquake was the largest of 12 aftershocks that have been recorded thus far.

2022 February 26 @ 9:45pm AEDT, Korumburra VIC Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred in the Gippsland area approximately 2.5 kilometres northeast of Korumburra, approximately 102 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, VIC. This earthquake was felt well through the town of Korumburra and into the surrounding rural regions.

2022 February 24 @ 12:07am ACDT, Wirrabara SA Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred near the Wirrabara Ranges and approximately 4 kilometres northwest of the town of Wirrabara itself, approximately 214 kilometres north of Adelaide, SA.

2022 February 16 @ 7:15pm ACDT, SW of Martins Well Station SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Rangers region of SA, approximately 161 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA.

2022 February 11 @ 12:04pm AEDT, NW of Benambra VIC Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred in the northeast high country of Victoria approximately 16 kilometres northwest of Benambra; approximately 102 kilometres southeast of Wodonga, VIC.

2022 January 25 @ 5:24am AWST, W of Wagin WA Magnitude 4.8
This earthquake is the largest of a sequence of earthquakes in the are that have been occurring in this area since the beginning of January. Other large earthquakes in this sequence include a magnitude 4.1 on January 5 and a magnitude 4.2 earthquake on February 1.  The main earthquake was felt all around the south-west corner of WA as far away as Perth itself, approximately 188 kilometres north-east of the epicentre. Earthquakes relating to this sequence are still occurring as of late March.

2022 January 8 @ 4:01pm AEDT, Douglas Park NSW Magnitude 2.3
This earthquake occurred close to the town of Douglas Park, approximately 58 kilometres southwest of Sydney; and was felt by residents in Douglas Park and the surrounding areas and outer suburbs.

2022 January 8 @ 2:23am ACDT, W of Moolooloo Station SA Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Rangers region of SA, near Lake Torrens; approximately 176 kilometres northeast of Port Augusta, SA.

2022 January 6 @ 5:00am AEDT, Off Walker Island TAS Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred just off the north-western corner of mainland Tasmania, approximately 134 kilometres northwest of Devonport, TAS.

2021 December 28 @ 3:24pm AEDT, NE of Warragul VIC Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred approximately 13 kilometres northeast of Warragul, approximately 100 kilometres east-southeast of Melbourne, VIC. It was felt by residents in Warragul and surrounding rural areas.

2021 December 27 @ 3:34am AEDT, Muswellbrook NSW Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred approximately 5 kilometres west of Muswellbrook in the Hunter Valley; approximately 107 kilometres northwest of Muswellbrook, NSW. It was felt by some residents in Muswellbrook.

2021 November 17 @ 8:17pm AEDT, Cape Woolamai VIC Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred on the Southern tip of Phillip Island, approximately 90 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC. It was felt by residents on Phillip Island and nearby San Remo.

2021 November 15 @ 8:03pm ACDT, W of Booleroo Centre SA Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred approximately 7 kilometres west of Booleroo Centre, approximately 65 kilometres southeast of Port Augusta, SA. It was felt by residents in Booleroo Centre and surrounding rural areas.

2021 November 13 @ 9:05pm AWST, NE of Marble Bar WA Magnitude 5.1
This earthquake occurred in the Pilbara region of WA approximately 18 kilometres northeast of Marble Bar, approximately 1260 kilometres north-northeast of Perth. It was felt strongly by residents in Marble Bar and felt broadly in the wider Pilbara region.

2021 November 5 @ 7:04pm AEDT, Off Rosebud VIC Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred just offshore of Rosebud, approximately 60 kilometres south of Melbourne, VIC. This earthquake was felt by residents in Rosebud and surrounding suburbs on the Mornington Peninsula.

2021 November 3 @ 5:13am AEDT, S of Jamieson VIC Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred approximately 16 kilometres south of Jamieson, approximately 118 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, VIC. This earthquake, which was close in proximity to the Woods Point earthquake was felt by residents in both Jamieson and Woods Point.

2021 October 29 @ 8:55pm ACDT, Lock SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred approximately 6 kilometres west of the township of Lock, approximately 228 kilometres southwest of Port Augusta, SA. A magnitude 2.9 earthquake was recorded in a similar location approximately 23 hours later. Both events were felt by local residents in the township of Lock.

2021 October 21 @ 10:10am AEDT, SE of Wanaaring NSW Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred in rural north-western NSW, approximately 200 kilometres northwest of Cobar, approximately 764 kilometres northwest of Sydney, NSW.

2021 October 10 @ 10:43am AEDT, N of Swansea TAS Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred on Tasmania east coast, approximately 17 kilometres north of Swansea, approximately 118 kilometres northeast of Hobart, TAS.

2021 October 9 @ 3:47am AEDT, SSE of Murrayville VIC Magnitude 4.7
This earthquake occurred approximately 26 kilometres south-southeast of Murrayville in the Big Desert Wilderness area; and approximately 9 kilometres from the SA state border. This event was widely felt both in VIC and SA as far away as Adelaide and Mildura. 30 Aftershocks have been located in relation to this event.

2021 September 22 @ 9:15am AEST, NE of Woods Point VIC Magnitude 5.8
This earthquake occurred approximately 15 kilometres northeast of Woods Point, approximately 130 kilometres east of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt widely across metropolitan Melbourne and as far away as Canberra, ACT. Over 1200 aftershocks have been now been recorded, the largest of which was a magnitude 4.2 just over 15 minutes after the mainshock. Further information about this event can be found here.

2021 September 1 @ 6:35am AEST, W of Arthur River TAS Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred off the west coast of Tasmania approximately 66 kilometres southwest of Smithton, TAS; and 162 kilometres west of Devonport, TAS.

2021 August 18 @ 5:01am AECT, Melrose SA Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred approximately 6 kilometres southeast of Melrose, and approximately 60 kilometres southeast of Port Augusta, SA. Two magnitude 1.8 aftershocks were recorded at 5:06am and 5:10am.

2021 July 27 @ 2:51pm AEST, Off Cape Otway VIC Magnitude 2.6  
This earthquake occurred near Cape Otway off the southern tip of Victoria’s west coast, approximately 19 kilometres southwest of Apollo Bay and is likely related to the magnitude 3.8 event on June 23rd. A magnitude 2.5 earthquake was recorded in a similar location a short while earlier at 1:49pm. 

2021 July 26 @ 10:36pm AEST, Nepean Dam NSW Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred near the Nepean Dam, approximately 2 kilometres southeast of Yanderra, approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Wollongong, NSW.

2021 July 7 @ 6:33pm ACST, Kangaroo Island SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred on Kangaroo Island, approximately 29 kilometres west of Kingscote, approximately 140 kilometres southwest of Adelaide, SA.

2021 July 3 @ 3:28pm AEST, Epping VIC Magnitude 2.4
This earthquake occurred in metropolitan Melbourne, approximately 3 kilometres west of Epping, approximately 19 kilometres north of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 July 1 @ 5:55pm AEST, Woodside VIC Magnitude 3.4
This earthquake occurred in South Gippsland, approximately 7 kilometres east of Woodside, approximately 190 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC.

2021 June 25 @ 4:30am AEST, NE of Broken Hill NSW Magnitude 3.6
This earthquake occurred in outback New South Wales, approximately 48 kilometres northeast of Broken Hill, NSW.

2021 June 23 @ 5:09am AEST, Off Cape Otway VIC Magnitude 3.8
This earthquake occurred near Cape Otway off the southern tip of Victoria’s west coast, approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Apollo Bay, approximately 175 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt in the surrounding area. A magnitude 3.3 aftershock was recorded at 5:23am and a magnitude 2.5 aftershock was recorded at 5:24am (AEST).

2021 June 14 @ 9:44am AEST, N of Wonnangatta VIC Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred near Wonnangatta, approximately 40 kilometres south of Bright, approximately 182 kilometres northeast of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt and heard in the surrounding area.

2021 June 7 @ 7:50am AEST, SE of Cape Otway VIC Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred off the Victorian coast, approximately 9 kilometres southeast of Cape Otway, approximately 170 kilometres southwest of Melbourne, VIC. 

2021 May 27 @ 10:46am AEST, Maldon VIC Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred approximately 5 kilometres south of Maldon, approximately 120 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 May 7 @ 3:03am ACST, SE of Yunta SA Magnitude 3.0
This earthquake occurred approximately 55 kilometres southeast of Yunta, approximately 270 kilometres northeast of Adelaide, SA. 

2021 May 5 @ 10:15am AEST, Jindabyne NSW Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred near Crackenback in the NSW Snowy Mountains, approximately 7 kilometres southwest of Jindabyne, NSW, approximately 140 kilometres southwest of Canberra, ACT. This event has been felt in the surrounding area.

2021 April 28 @ 8:20am AEST, N of Nerriga NSW Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred north of Nerriga in southeast New South Wales, approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Goulburn, NSW, approximately 100 kilometres northeast of Canberra, ACT. A magnitude 2.3 aftershock was recorded just 2 minutes later.

2021 April 20 @ 9:56pm ACST, Carrieton SA Magnitude 2.8
This earthquake occurred in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia, approximately 6 kilometres southeast of Carrieton, approximately 80 kilometres east of Port Augusta, SA.

2021 April 16 @ 12:44am AEST, NE of Dumbalk VIC Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred northeast of Dumbalk in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, approximately 25 kilometres east of Leongatha, approximately 135 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, VIC. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 April 15 @ 7:22pm ACST, NE of Witchelina Station SA Magnitude 3.2
This earthquake occurred northeast of Witchelina Station in the remote north of South Australia, approximately 35 kilometres southwest of Marree, approximately 285 kilometres north of Port Augusta, SA.

2021 April 3 @ 9:23am AEDT, NW of Packsaddle NSW Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred in remote rural New South Wales, approximately 25 kilometres northwest of Packsaddle, approximately 165 kilometres north of Broken Hill, NSW. 

2021 March 30 @ 4:42am AEDT, S of Muswellbrook NSW Magnitude 3.4
This earthquake occurred in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately 10 kilometres south of Muswellbrook, approximately 105 kilometres northwest of Newcastle, NSW. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 March 23 @ 12:43am AEDT, SW of Muswellbrook NSW Magnitude 2.9
This earthquake occurred in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately 10 kilometres southwest of Muswellbrook, approximately 110 kilometres northwest of Newcastle, NSW. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 March 16 @ 11:34pm AEDT, ESE of Lakes Entrance VIC Magnitude 2.7
This earthquake occurred off the east Victoria coast, approximately 25 kilometres east-southeast of Lakes Entrance, approximately 290 kilometres east of Melbourne, VIC. 

2021 February 7 @ 8:41pm AEDT, Muswellbrook NSW Magnitude 3.4
This earthquake occurred in the Upper Hunter Valley, approximately 10 kilometres south of Muswellbrook, approximately 105 kilometres northwest of Newcastle, NSW. This event was felt in the surrounding area.

2021 January 26 @ 7:51am AEDT, Balmoral VIC Magnitude 2.5
This earthquake occurred approximately 7 kilometres northeast of Balmoral, approximately 280 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, VIC.

2021 January 21 @ 10:03am ACDT, WNW of William Creek SA Magnitude 2.6
This earthquake occurred near the Oodnadatta Track and Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, approximately 70 kilometres west-northwest of William Creek, approximately 90 kilometres northeast of Cooper Pedy, SA.

2021 January 15 @ 7:58am AEDT, Glenorchy VIC Magnitude 3.7
This earthquake occurred near Glenorchy, approximately 18 kilometres northwest of Stawell, approximately 225 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, VIC. This event has been felt and heard in the surrounding area. A magnitude 2.6 aftershock was recorded on January 17th at 5:35am (AEDT).

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