Seismic activity in Sutton area

06 December 2002

Geoscience Australia has recorded increased seismic activity in the Sutton area, about 20km north-east of Canberra, since Sunday 1 December.

Over the past four days there have been nine earthquakes with magnitudes ranging between 1.1 and 1.8 which have been felt by local residents.

Geoscience Australia has installed a dial-up seismometer instrument in Sutton to continue monitoring the situation.

Similar swarms of earthquakes occurred in the Sutton area in January and February this year, when the largest event had a magnitude of 2.5.

Earthquake details will appear at

For more information contact:
Cvetan Sinadinovski, Duty Seismologist, (02) 6249 9699 or 0407 216 622 (24 hours)
Media Hotline 1800 882 035 (24 hours)

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