Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - 136 km west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, 20 Nov 9.58 pm (GMT +11) -

Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake  - 136 km west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on Friday, 20 Nov 9.58 pm (GMT +11)

Minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Nov 11:18 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
20 Nov 11:19: Now using data updates from GeoAu
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Date & time: 20 Nov 2020 10:58:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 20 Nov 9.58 pm (GMT +11)
Magnitude: 3.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.977°S / 149.737°E (New South Wales, Australia)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NW of Porters Retreat (Oberon) (pop: 60)
12 km (8 mi) S of Black Springs (pop: 210)
32 km (20 mi) SW of Oberon (pop: 3,230)
60 km (37 mi) SW of Katoomba (Blue Mountains City Council) (pop: 18,600)
64 km (40 mi) SE of Bathurst (pop: 33,100)
117 km (73 mi) NW of Wollongong (pop: 292,200)
136 km (85 mi) W of Sydney (pop: 4,627,300)
156 km (97 mi) NE of Canberra (Australian Capital Territory) (pop: 367,800)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 20°C (68 F), humidity: 64%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: GeoAu
Estimated released energy: 2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) [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.
M 3.010 kmOberon, NSW, AustraliaGeoAu
M 3.010 kmOberon, NSW, AustraliaEMSC

User reports for this quake (14)

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Edith nsw / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Sounded like the roar of a large close truck outside then house shook for about 5 seconds. Location at Edith NSW approx 15 km from Oberon on Gingkin Rd. Thought at first low flying jet and raced outside but by then all quiet. | One user found this interesting.
Oberon NSW. Our property is 2km out of Oberon on t / not felt / 1-2 s : We sensed, rather than physically felt the tremor; definitely heard a noise like rolling thunder, but knew it wasn't thunder. We mostly had the reaction "What was that?" and it was over by the time we worked it out. Interestingly, our dog who usually perceives thunder well before we hear it, only reacted at exactly the same time as we did, which also helped to confirm that it wasn't actuslly thunder, so we rightly assumed it was an earth tremor.
Oberon nsw / not felt / 10-15 s : Hi. Heard a long rumble, about 10 seconds, thought it was thunder | One user found this interesting.
Frenchs Forest (138.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
35.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Sounded like a train in an underground tunnel. Woke me up at 10 pm. (reported through our app)
61 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mount David / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Windows rattled and a loud thunder like sound
KELSO / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Emdenvale / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Curraweela, NSW / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Lying in bed felt like a large truck passing rattling the house
Newbridge NSw / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Heard loud explosion like noise with rattling/vibration of house.
Wimbledon / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Oberon / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s : Felt ground rumbling for at least ten second
Burraga / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
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