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Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 190 km southeast of Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 5:24 am (GMT +8) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 190 km southeast of Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 5:24 am (GMT +8) Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 190 km southeast of Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 5:24 am (GMT +8)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

24 Jan 21:29 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
24 Jan 21:36: Now using data updates from RaspberryShake
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25 Jan 05:34: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.9 to 5.0 km (from 4.3 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 15 km (9.3 mi) towards SW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 24, 2022 21:24:47 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Jan 25, 2022 at 5:24 am (GMT +8)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.8
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude33.319°S / 117.076°E (West Arthur, Western Australia, Australia)
Antipode33.319°N / 62.924°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt138 reports
Primary data sourceGeoAu (Geoscience Australia )
Nearby towns and cities190 km (118 mi) SE of Perth (Western Australia) (pop: 1,896,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 14.3°C (58 F), humidity: 78%, wind: 6 m/s (12 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.85 kmAustralia: Wagin, WAGeoAu
4.810 kmWestern AustraliaRaspberryShake
4.82 kmWESTERN AUSTRALIAEMSC
4.810 kmAustralia: Wagin, WAUSGS
4.910 kmWestern AustraliaGFZ

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William, 6391 (36.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Wife and I woke up to what felt and sounded like an out of control washing machine going absolutely berserk. | One user found this interesting.  
28 km of Collie, Western Australia (80.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s : Woke from sleep because the bed was shaking heard the rumbling. Walked into kitchen and felt and heard the windows rattling too | One user found this interesting.  
Perth Western Australia at 0525 (175.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : I was lying in bed when there was a slight rumble followed by a sharp jolt followed by vibrating and a few smaller jolts and creaking of the house sustained for under 5 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Lesmurdie Western Australia (179.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Felt like very heavy person walking into upstairs (where I was sitting) room causing slight shaking. Lasted only 2-5 seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Asleep in Narrogin / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Asleep. Woke suddenly with a jolt and swaying feeling. Sister in Wagin znd husband in katanning send message same time saying they felt it too | One user found this interesting.  
Eaton WA (127 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Like a large weight had been dropped on the earth close by type of vibration associated with an ever so slight rumbling noise.  
halls head, mandurah (154.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Was in a top bunk, and the shaking felt like someone had broken in and was trying to shake my bed, for the duration of about three shakes. Nothing in my house fell over though.  
Darlington (181.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / very short : I was still laying in bed when i heard the roof rattle like something ran across and then felt a single but distinct nudge and a very weak vibration afterwards that lasted about 1 second.  
Margaret River, Western Australia (198.2 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : In bed reading. It was short but shook enough to rattle the metal cord and the blind as well as the window pane itself.  
Perth (185.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Was sitting on the sofa and felt the vibration and shaking and heard the building and windows shaking. Hanged objects shared as well.  
Thornlie (175.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I was in bed and me and my dog felt the shaking for a few seconds. It was 3 horizontal shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Perth Western Australia (171.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Felt whole bed shaking | One user found this interesting.  
Perth (188.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Bed moved side to side and wardrobe rattled. | One user found this interesting.  
Wagin, Western Australia (27.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : In bed sleepIng and the whole house shakes | One user found this interesting.  
29 km of Wagin, Western Australia (4.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Woke up from rumbling and trembling.lasted much longer than previous tremors. | One user found this interesting.  
Halls Head (152.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short : Chair moved and monitors shook | One user found this interesting.  
Perth city / not felt : My dog woke me up - she was giving the deep growls that she only gives when she senses danger. I could not feel anything.  
Badgebup, 6317 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : We have a big heavy jarrah bed and felt the vibration reverberate through it. The crows and Pink n Grey galahs are usually vocal from 4am, but they went completely silent just as the vibration was felt.  
Albert Facey Motel / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Woke me from my sleep. I've never felt anything like it. Wasn't particularly 'scary' but enough to know something was wrong. I could hear my bed-head hitting the wall rapidly like a vibration, and the walls were creaking.  
Geographe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : I thought someone banged on my window hard. Looked out there was nothing. It woke me up. Just a big bang bang on the window  
GOSNELLS / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : my glass table leaning against my draws was vibrating and my glass sliding door was shaking and I could feel it in my feet and was like a light shake mixed with a weak shake  
Wagin / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : My bed felt.like someone had shoved it sideways. I was awake. My husband heard the rumble and we both felt the jolt.  
Margaret River Western Australia / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : LIGHT solid shaking .. began with a tremor feel then shook the bed solid, a few thinks fell off bookshelf.  
Roleystone / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Slight rattle and vibration | One user found this interesting.  
Cowaramup / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Felt quivering vibration while in bed upstairs Low intensity | One user found this interesting.  
Busselton (159.1 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Sitting in chair seaying sideways  
Collie (84.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Margaret River (204.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Woke us up in bed. Second floor shaking & windows vibrating  
near Katanning, Western Australia (84.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Yallingup western australai (182.9 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Whole house shaking  
Margaret River, Western Australia (197.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 20-30 s : Shaking woke me up - bed was moving side to side and up and down.  
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