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12 March 2009


We would like to thank everyone who lodged information about the Korumburra earthquake over the weekend. More than 2000 people either lodged a "Felt Report" on our website or called our Earthquake Information line - the greatest feedback we have ever received on a single earthquake.

Map showing location of 3.7 magnitude earthquake near Korumburra, Victoria. © Geoscience Australia.

Map showing location of 3.7
magnitude earthquake near
Korumburra, Victoria.
© Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia monitors earthquakes 24/7, using information from more than 80 seismograph stations which detect movements within the Earth. All this information, or data, is transmitted from these stations scattered around Australia to the central office in Canberra where seismologists (earthquake scientists) determine the location, magnitude and depth of the earthquake.

Although Geoscience Australia's monitoring system can determine the location, magnitude and time of an earthquake, information from the community provides valuable information about what it "felt" like. The simple online earthquake report form gathers information about the intensity of an earthquake. It includes a series of questions to obtain information about shaking windows, loud noises or any immediate building damage. This information assists seismologists in gaining a greater understanding of this naturally occurring Earth process. Geoscience Australia's website also provides information about earthquakes, as well as a list of the latest earthquakes.

We value feedback on earthquakes you have felt, and thank you once again.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013