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Latest quakes in or near Australia in the past 24 hours on Sunday, December 4, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 4, 2022 12:35 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, Australia had 2 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.3 | 61 km SW of Waikowhai, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 2.4 | 16 km SE of Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury, New Zealand -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near Australia (updated )

Past 24 hours3 quakes2 quakes M2+
Past 7 days55 quakes25 quakes M2+13 quakes M3+10 quakes M4+1 quake M5+
Past 30 days333 quakes125 quakes M2+83 quakes M3+66 quakes M4+27 quakes M5+1 quake M6+1 quake M7+
Past 90 days924 quakes367 quakes M2+252 quakes M3+153 quakes M4+45 quakes M5+2 quakes M6+2 quakes M7+
Past 365 days3,530 quakes1,630 quakes M2+888 quakes M3+492 quakes M4+146 quakes M5+12 quakes M6+3 quakes M7+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (3 quakes):
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Depth
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Sunday, December 4, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 4, 2022 9:11 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 4, 2022 08:11 GMT)
2.3

1.1 km
61 km southwest of Waikowhai, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand More
Saturday, December 3, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 4, 2022 5:58 am (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 16:58 GMT)
2.4

6 km
16 km southeast of Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury, New Zealand More
Dec 4, 2022 1:48 am (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 12:48 GMT)
1.8

5 km
South Island, 70 km south of Greymouth, Grey District, West Coast, New Zealand More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.6 x 108 joules (128 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.11 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: St Philip's College (AUALC/S1 network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station St Philip's College: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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When was the latest earthquake in Australia?

The last earthquake in Australia occurred 4 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.3 earthquake - 61 km southwest of Waikowhai, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 9:11 pm (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Australia today?

In the past 24 hours, Australia had 3 quakes up to magnitude 2.4.

What was the strongest quake in Australia today?

The strongest earthquake in Australia today occurred 20 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 16 km southeast of Twizel, Mackenzie District, Canterbury, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 5:58 am (GMT +13).

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