Earthquake Details

Date and Time
UTC: 13 August 1996 @ 04:30:10

Location The epicentre was about 80 km north of Whitecliffs in western NSW. It was felt strongly at nearby homesteads such as 'The Range' and as far as Bourke. A number of aftershocks were recorded and a field party of Malcolm Somerville and Tony Corke installed 5 seismographs in the epicentral region on the following weekend.
Coordinates: -30.080, 143.519
Depth: 2 km

ML: 5.1

Potentially Tsunamigenic

Solution status
Last updated: 15 December 2009 @ 10:21:49 (AEDT)
Solution reviewed: Yes
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An image of the seismogram from the nearest Geoscience Australia seismograph is available for up to one week after the earthquake. Data from Geoscience Australia's seismograph network (AU) can be downloaded for this and other events from the IRIS Data Management Centre
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Data retrieved: 24/10/2016 @ 03:30:34 (UTC)