Earthquake Details

Date and Time
UTC: 18 May 1959 @ 06:12:59

Location Bolt (1993) reported feeling this earthquake in Coogee, a Sydney NSW suburb, whilst sitting quietly in his study (he remembered incorectly that the month was September). A stone meat shed at Rocky Plains was cracked during the earthquake.
Coordinates: -36.218, 148.640
Depth: 15 km

ML: 5.3

Potentially Tsunamigenic

Solution status
Last updated: 27 January 2010 @ 14:54:41 (AEDT)
Solution reviewed: Yes
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Data retrieved: 25/10/2016 @ 15:34:59 (UTC)