Mag. 3.4 earthquake - Booleroo Centre, SA, Australia, on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 17:53 (GMT) -

Mag. 3.4 earthquake  - Booleroo Centre, SA, Australia, on Tuesday, 27 October 2020 at 17:53 (GMT)

Minor magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Oct 18:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
27 Oct 18:02: Now using data updates from GeoAu
27 Oct 18:20: Magnitude recalculated from 3.2 to 3.4. Epicenter location corrected by 1.7 km (1 mi) towards NE.
Date & time: 27 Oct 2020 05:53:39 UTC -
Magnitude: 3.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.823°S / 138.343°E (South Australia, Australia)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) W of Booleroo (Mount Remarkable) (pop: 486)
15 km (9 mi) E of Melrose (Mount Remarkable) (pop: 370)
16 km (10 mi) NE of Murray Town (Mount Remarkable) (pop: 67)
19 km (12 mi) W of Pekina (Orroroo/Carrieton) (pop: 64)
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Orroroo (pop: 628)
51 km (32 mi) NE of Port Pirie (pop: 13,200)
235 km (146 mi) N of Adelaide Hills (pop: 60,400)
235 km (146 mi) N of Adelaide (pop: 1,225,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 7.2°C (45 F), humidity: 98%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.410 kmBooleroo Centre, SA, AustraliaGeoAu
M 3.410 kmNear Coast Of South AustraliaEMSC

User reports for this quake (16)

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Booleroo Centre SA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : was awoken by a rumbling sound followed by shaking. was intense for this area as we rarely get quakes at this level | One user found this interesting.
BOOLEROO CENTRE;SA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : I was Woken up from my sleep with the house shaking and noise. Ran outside after checking kids because I thought a truck had crashed. Was super scary. | One user found this interesting.
Booleroo Centre / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I was woken up by the noise and shaking. I got up to see if it was a storm as it sounded like thunder | One user found this interesting.
465 Bastian Road, Booleroo Centre (4.2 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
25.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
BOOLEROO CENTRE (7.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
13.3 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Rumbling for about 5-10 seconds. Woke us up. Objects shaking, windows rattling
20.2 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Light shaking
Melrose / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Tarcowie S.A. / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating
1 Arthur street booleroo centre / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Whole house shook for about 20 seconds
Appila / not felt / 20-30 s : Large rumbling sound of long duration
Orroroo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Murray town / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Lobethal South Australia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : Woke me from my sleep with 2 bumps
Peterborough, SA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : It was enough to wake me up.
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