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Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 100 km north of Newman, East Pilbara, Western Australia, on Monday, Jun 7, 2021 at 4:03 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 100 km north of Newman, East Pilbara, Western Australia, on Monday, Jun 7, 2021 at 4:03 pm (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 100 km north of Newman, East Pilbara, Western Australia, on Monday, Jun 7, 2021 at 4:03 pm (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

7 Jun 08:24 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
7 Jun 08:33: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 4.5. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 30.0 km (from 0.6 to 18.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.3 km (5.8 mi) towards E.
7 Jun 12:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 10.0 km (from 18.6 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 11 km (7 mi) towards WNW.
Update Mon, 7 Jun 2021, 08:30

Small magnitude 3.7 quake hits 46 miles south of Nullagine, Australia in the afternoon

3.7 quake 7 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +8)
3.7 quake 7 Jun 4:03 pm (GMT +8)
An earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred only 27 minutes ago 46 miles south of Nullagine, Australia, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 0.6 miles beneath the epicenter near Nullagine, East Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia, in the afternoon on Monday 7 June 2021 at 4:03 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu), which listed it as a magnitude 3.7 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nullagine (pop. 2,600, 46 miles away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 7, 2021 08:03:18 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Jun 7, 2021 at 4:03 pm (GMT +8)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude22.53°S / 120.11°E (East Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia)
Antipode22.53°N / 59.89°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities71 km (44 mi) S of Nullagine (Western Australia) (pop: 2,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
100 km (62 mi) NNE of Newman (Western Australia) (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Marble Bar (Western Australia) (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) E of Wittenoom (Western Australia) (pop: 49) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
239 km (148 mi) E of Tom Price (Western Australia) (pop: 3,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
261 km (162 mi) ENE of Paraburdoo (Western Australia) (pop: 1,740) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) SE of South Hedland (Western Australia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
291 km (181 mi) SSE of Port Hedland (Western Australia) (pop: 5,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.5°C (76 F), humidity: 22%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
3.710 kmAustralia: Pilbara, WAGeoAu
4.510 km75 Km S of Nullagine, AustraliaUSGS
4.110 kmWestern AustraliaGFZ


Seismic station: Marble Bar, Western Australia (MBWA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 157 km / 98 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Marble Bar, Western Australia: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Newman (310.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt

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