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When was the last time Victoria Australia had an earthquake?

When was the last time Victoria Australia had an earthquake?

List of earthquakes

State(S) Location Date
Victoria Gippsland 2012-06-19
Queensland Coral Sea 2015-07-30
Northern Territory MacDonnell Region 2016-05-20
Victoria/New South Wales/Tasmania/South Australia Mansfield 2021-09-22

Did Vic just have an earthquake?

There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Victoria in the past 24 hours. Look up quakes in the past 30 days!

When was Melbourne earthquake 2021?

22 September 2021
The earthquake measured 5.9 on the moment magnitude scale. The earthquake caused minor structural damage in parts of Melbourne and left one person injured….2021 Mansfield earthquake.

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UTC time 2021-09-21 23:15:53
Local date 22 September 2021
Local time 09:15:53

How big was the earthquake just now Melbourne?

On-ground sensors distributed by the Seismology Research Centre have confirmed the earthquake was of a 5.8 magnitude, with an epicentre about 60km south-east of Mansfield in Victoria.

Can a tsunami hit Melbourne?

Even though the overall tsunami risk to Victoria is lower than many other parts of the world, a tsunami may still impact the Victorian coast. The largest tsunami to affect Victoria in recent times occurred in May 1960 after a 9.5 magnitude earthquake in Chile.

Is Melbourne on a fault line?

“The earthquake in Mansfield, Victoria is likely to have occurred along the Governor Fault – one of the deepest faults in Victoria – that separates the Melbourne Zone from the alpine region,” says Ben Mather, a plate tectonics expert at the University of Sydney.

Did Melbourne have an earthquake last night?

There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Melbourne in the past 24 hours.

Where are the fault lines in Victoria Australia?

A number of fault planes have been identified in Victoria, including the Strzelecki Ranges, the Mornington Peninsula and the Otway Ranges. Thursday morning’s earthquake near the eastern suburb of Pakenham shows that there may be a number of minor fault lines in the local area.

Is Victoria at risk of tsunami?

Is Victoria at risk of a tsunami? Victoria is at risk of experiencing tsunami hazards from a number of potential sources including the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Alaska-Aleutian Subduction Zone, and local shallow crustal faults.

What Australian cities are at risk of an earthquake?

Canberra is the Australian city most at risk of devastation during an earthquake. The nation’s capital is the city with the highest earthquake hazard potential in Australia should one hit on the major fault lines running through Canberra.

What would happen if a tsunami hit Vancouver Island?

“A four-metre wave would flood the Inner Harbour and cause run-up to places like the Empress Hotel.” As the tsunami waves bend around the southern end of Vancouver Island and into the Salish Sea, modelling says their height will decrease, dropping to between one and two metres by the time they reach Metro Vancouver.

What will happen to Vancouver Island in a big earthquake?

In a big earthquake the seafloor offshore from Vancouver Island will be uplifted and the area along the coast will sink, but at worst that sinking will only be a few meters.