Magnitude 3.1 earthquake strikes near Merredin, Western Australia, Australia
Thu, 17 Nov 2022, 21:5521:55 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Geoscience Australia (GeoAu) reported a magnitude 3.1 quake in Australia near Merredin, Western Australia, only 19 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday, November 18th, 2022, at 5:34 am local time at a very shallow depth of 1 mile. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
3.1 quake 18 Nov 5:34 am (GMT +8)
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 3.1 earthquake as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 3.1.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lake Brown (pop. 13) located 7 miles from the epicenter, Wilgoyne (pop. 40) 8 miles away, Warralakin (pop. 19) 13 miles away, Mukinbudin (pop. 350) 14 miles away, Wattoning (pop. 20) 17 miles away, and Warrachuppin (pop. 13) 19 miles away. In Talgomine (pop. 26, 23 miles away), Bonnie Rock (pop. 43, 25 miles away), and Merredin (pop. 2,900, 42 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Date & time: Nov 18, 2022 5:34 am (GMT +8) local time (17 Nov 2022 21:34 GMT)
Depth: 1.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.89°S / 118.44°E (Mukinbudin, Western Australia, Australia)
Primary data source: GeoAu
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