Earthquake Details

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 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.
Magnitude: 5.4 (Mwp)
Depth: 11 km
Tsunamigenic: Not available

Date and Time
UTC: 27 December 1989 @ 23:26:57
Sydney Time: 28 December 1989 @ 10:26:57 (AEDT)

Coordinates: -32.946, 151.607

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

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Data retrieved: 08/02/2016 @ 06:35:49 (UTC)