Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 222 km west of Broome, Western Australia, on 24 Jun 2:57 pm (GMT +8)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 222 km west of Broome, Western Australia, on 24 Jun 2:57 pm (GMT +8) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 222 km west of Broome, Western Australia, on 24 Jun 2:57 pm (GMT +8)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jun 07:02 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
24 Jun 07:04: Now using data updates from GFZ
... [show all] ...
24 Jun 23:55: Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.5 mi) towards WNW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 24, 2021 06:57:02 UTC
Local time at epicenter24 Jun 2:57 pm (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.328°S / 120.18°E (Indian Ocean, Australia)
Antipode18.328°N / 59.82°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt99 reports
Primary data sourceGeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Nearby towns and cities174 km (108 mi) WNW of Lagrange (Western Australia) (pop: 708) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
222 km (138 mi) WSW of Broome (Western Australia) (pop: 5,310) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) W of Roebuck (Western Australia) (pop: 1,360) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
275 km (171 mi) NE of Port Hedland (Western Australia) (pop: 5,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
284 km (177 mi) NE of South Hedland (Western Australia) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
319 km (198 mi) N of Marble Bar (Western Australia) (pop: 1,040) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
383 km (238 mi) WSW of Derby (Western Australia) (pop: 4,110) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
396 km (246 mi) N of Nullagine (Western Australia) (pop: 2,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
412 km (256 mi) NE of Wickham (Western Australia) (pop: 2,590) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
440 km (274 mi) NE of Karratha (Shire of Roebourne, Western Australia) (pop: 11,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 20.6°C (69 F), humidity: 48%, wind: 11 m/s (21 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.110 kmAustralia: Offshore Broome, WAGeoAu
5.210 kmWestern AustraliaBMKG
5.110 kmWESTERN AUSTRALIAEMSC
5.510 kmAustralia: Near KupangRENASS
5.110 km203 Km W of Cable Beach, AustraliaUSGS
5.129 kmWestern AustraliaGFZ

Seismograms

Seismic station: Marble Bar, Western Australia (MBWA/IU network) | Distance from quake: 318 km / 198 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
Show more

User reports for this quake (112)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
Translate
Broome / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Caravan shook side ways for about 10 to 15 seconds, our dog before it happened was very restless | 4 users found this interesting.  
Eco Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Staying in a villa at Eco beach. The windows and the buildings shaking a lot. Definitely felt it, was very strange. Thought it was a huge wind gust, However, bushes/plants weren’t moving. Such a weird experience. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Broome / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 minutes : Shelves in red cross rattling and swaying | 3 users found this interesting.  
Broome (234 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Some workers said they felt the quake but I didn't feel anything | 3 users found this interesting.  
Onslow, Ashburton, Western Australia (644.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I'm staying on a second floor hotel apartment and was using my laptop at the dining table. I felt two minor shakes. I didn't know what it was until I saw it on the news that night.  
Broome / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Things started to shake and rattle indoors just before 3pm | 2 users found this interesting.  
Karratha / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Very small vibrations all the windows in the house rattled and the animals went all spooked out | One user found this interesting.  
Broome (180 km E of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : On a yacht. Didn’t feel anything | One user found this interesting.  
Broome WA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Walls shook and made crackly noises, floor shook, dog on bed slept through it but was distressed after waking at the end of it | One user found this interesting.  
Broome (222 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : Took a couple | One user found this interesting.  
broome (221.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating : I FELT SLIGHTLY NAUSEOUS.I COULD TELL THE MAGNITUDE WAS ABOUT THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS EARTHQUAKE( 2 yrs ago ). Was the epicenter in the same area ? | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
Broome, Haas st / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Tremor, the house was shaking. Shaking intensity 4 | One user found this interesting.  
Wickham (412.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Vibration through house, rumble | One user found this interesting.  
Broomw (221.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Desk and chair vibrating | One user found this interesting.  
Broome (221.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Broome / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Shaking  
Broome / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Felt the table shaking and water in water container moving, first assumption was staff walking on the boardwalk of the office but then seen other staff members in disarray who had felt it. Realised it was an earthquake.  
Perth (1556.9 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Broome (220.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Port Hedland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Very Light shaking while sitting on the couch  
Cable beach (219.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Didn't feel anything on the beach by the stairs near Zanders restaurant and public toilets.  
Pegs Creek Karratha (446.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Felt a vibration under my feet and thought I cou  
Eighty mile beach / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Barn Hill Station (229.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s : Caravan was shaking sideways  
Broome / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Sitting in hotel room (Kimberley Sands Resort) on the second floor on the couch quietly chatting. Felt and hear  
Broome / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging : Shaking of caravan for about 30 seconds  
Broome / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Broome, 88 guy street / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : I didn't feel movement through the floor but the windows were rattling as the walls were vibrating. Felt as if a large freight train was passing close by  
Broome / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Port Hedland / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : I was sitting on couch and it started shaking.  
broome / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s
Show more
Show more

Aftershocks

[More info]

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 7, 2021 22:18
1 year 16 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Indian Ocean, 221 km W of Broome, Western AustraliaMore
Jul 31, 2021 17:42
1 year 17 weeks ago
3.2

10 km
Indian Ocean, 222 km W of Djugun, Broome, Western AustraliaMore
Jul 4, 2021 20:52
1 year 21 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
Indian Ocean, 224 km W of Broome, Western AustraliaMore

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings