by Kevin McCue Introduction In the decade of the 1940s shown in the histogram in Figure 1 the number of detected and located earthquakes per year varied between 3 and 12 with a mean of 4.75/year, almost identical to the previous decade. The largest earthquake was the M6.5 Simpson Desert earthquake on 27 June 1941,… Continue reading South Australian Earthquakes 1940-1949
Kevin McCue Introduction Seventy years ago at 3:40am on Monday morning the 1st March 1954, a strong earthquake shook Adelaide and the region damaging buildings and injuring 4 people. It was shear luck that no one died. It cost insurance companies more than £3M to repair insured buildings. Few businesses, churches and some housing were… Continue reading The 1954 Adelaide Earthquake in review
2023-08-05 2134 Gnowangerup Ml 5.7, Mw 5.0 (GA) David Love (updated 14 Aug) Location The event is in the far south of the SWSZ. RHS figure shows various estimates of the main shock location (USGS, Geoscience Australia, A Wallace, DN Love A, and B with PSN seismographs, also 2 estimates of a small event 27… Continue reading Gnowangerup earthquake
Thanks to Blair Lade, David Love and Jim Deer for making it happen…
compiled by Kevin McCue 26 km E of Nurdağı, Turkey2023-02-06 01:17:35 (UTC) A major shallow earthquake struck southeast Turkey during the night causing destruction of buildings and loss of human life. The epicentre was near the Syrian border but damage extended to Beirut nearly 500 km away and the shaking was felt as far as… Continue reading The shallow SE Turkey earthquake of 6 February 2023, magnitude 7.8
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