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 www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/
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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