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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Tanami, NT (Australia) on Thursday, 30 May 2019

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Tanami, NT (Australia) on Thursday, 30 May 2019
30 May 02:44 UTC: First to report: GeoAu after 17 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 0.0 to 10.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 30 May 2019 02:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 21.281°S / 131.859°E (Australia)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) W of Willowra (pop: 300)
109 km (68 mi) N of Yuendumu (pop: 700)
115 km (71 mi) NW of Yuelamu (pop: 200)
169 km (105 mi) NW of Laramba (pop: 200)
187 km (116 mi) NW of Ti Tree (pop: 100)
194 km (120 mi) NW of Anmatjere (pop: 500)
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 30 May 02:26 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmNorthern Territory, AustraliaGFZ
Thu, 30 May 02:26 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmNorthern Territory, AustraliaEMSC
Thu, 30 May 02:26 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmNorthern Territory, AustraliaBMKG
Thu, 30 May 02:26 UTCM 5.4 / 10 kmTanami, NT (Australia)GeoAu
2019-05-30 11:56:52 +09:30 (30 May 02:26:52 UTC)M 5.3 / 10 km291km SW of Tennant Creek, AustraliaUSGS

User reports for this quake (12)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Home (1637.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary
Ti Tree / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 8 of us felt light shaking inside the office with doors and windows rattling, and thought that the airconditioner insatallers outside were drilling into the building. Apparently not
232.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on an office chair, felt like a room full of people were doing star-jumps in the offices either side of me. Colleagues across the office all felt it as well.
ALICE SPRINGS / Light shaking (MMI IV) : office on 1st floor shook three times - rumbling noise like a large truck going by.
Lot 488, Yuendumu Community / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I work for the NT Police and we were at the station and heard the front door rattling.
yuendumu community / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt the building shake for a few seconds but only one person with me felt it. He thought it was a passing car but I felt that it was different
Granites Gold Mine, Tanami NT / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting at desk in office, chair, desk and computer monitors shake for about 4-5 seconds.
Alice Springs, NT / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alice Springs / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yuendumu / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Alice Springs / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Yuendumu / Weak shaking (MMI III)

Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake: Tanami, NT (Australia), 30 May 2019 02:26

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 18 Jun 2019 21:07 UTC
    | M 2.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 31 May 2019 16:06 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 30 May 2019 07:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details
  • 30 May 2019 03:40 UTC
    | M 2.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | GeoAu | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Tanami, NT (Australia) on Thursday, 30 May 2019

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