Earthquake Details



Date and Time
UTC: 27 December 1989 @ 23:26:57

Location Newcastle NSW. MD 5.5 (CNB). 13 people killed, more than 100 injured and estimated 1.1 billion U.S. dollars damage I=VIII MM caused in the Newcastle area. Damage occurred as far away as Liverpool, Scone and Gladstone. Felt in a 200,000 sq.km. area of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from Albury and Cooma to Coffs Harbour and Inverell and as far west as Narromine. Also felt by people in high-rise buildings in Gold Coast and Melbourne. Believed to be the first earthquake in Australian history that has caused deaths.
Coordinates: -32.946, 151.607
Depth: 11 km

Magnitude
Mwp: 5.4

Potentially Tsunamigenic
No

Solution status
Last updated: 30 November 2015 @ 14:26:42 (AEDT)
Solution reviewed: Yes
Source: AUST

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Data retrieved: 06/05/2016 @ 22:45:44 (UTC)