Monday, July 1, 2013

Quake shakes Southern Whitsundays

Update 7.30am Tuesday 2 July 2013
A journo from the ABC has advised that Geoscience Australia believe the quake was a coal mine blast.
Seismologists say 'tremor' more likely a mine blast

Original 7.00pm Monday 1 July 2013
A magnitude 3.0 Quake has shaken many villages to the West of Mackay, according to Geoscience Australia..

Near Eton, QLD. 
Magnitude: 3.0 (ML) 
Depth: 143 km 
Could have been felt by people up to 23km away

Date and Time 
UTC: 01 July 2013 @ 06:38:03
LOCAL Time: 01 July 2013 @ 16:38:03 (AEST) 

Coordinates: -21.127, 148.639  (Gorge Rd, Finch Hatton - btwn Eungella & Marian)

Seismogram reading from Charters Towers:

According to the report from GA, the quake was also felt in Mt Ossa, Eungella, Pinnacle and Gargett.
Estimated Shake - Felt Zone

In Marian, one person has reported ""Heard a rumble here (like a van door sliding closed) but didn't feel anything - I'm not that far from it".

At 7pm, there had been no reports of damage.

It was not felt here in Woodwark (Airlie Beach).

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