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Largest earthquakes in or near Whyalla, South Australia, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Nov 28, 2022 17:37 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 17 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 66 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 402 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
Since 1900, Whyalla has had 17 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 66 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 402 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 2.4 | 45 km NE of Port Pirie, South Australia -

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.8 | 68 km SE of Port Pirie, South Australia -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 2 or higher (485 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Nov 26, 2022 8:15 pm (GMT +10:30) (Nov 26, 2022 09:45 GMT)
2.4

6.1 km
667 km (414 mi)Australia: Booleroo Centre, SA 2 reportsMore
Nov 20, 2022 6:28 pm (GMT +10:30) (Nov 20, 2022 07:58 GMT)
2.2

10 km
514 km (319 mi)Australia: E of Robertstown, SA More
Nov 14, 2022 11:18 pm (GMT +10:30) (Nov 14, 2022 12:48 GMT)
2.6

10 km
671 km (417 mi)Australia: Booleroo Centre, SA 1 reportMore
Nov 14, 2022 9:52 pm (GMT +10:30) (Nov 14, 2022 11:22 GMT)
2.6

3 km
777 km (483 mi)SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1 reportMore
Oct 26, 2022 8:34 pm (GMT +10:30) (Oct 26, 2022 10:04 GMT)
2.5

10 km
583 km (362 mi)Australia: Spalding, SA More
Oct 17, 2022 9:35 pm (GMT +10:30) (Oct 17, 2022 11:05 GMT)
2.3

5 km
695 km (432 mi)Australia: Cowell, SA 2 reportsMore
Oct 16, 2022 6:23 am (GMT +10:30) (Oct 15, 2022 19:53 GMT)
2.2

10 km
711 km (442 mi)Australia: Cummins, SA 1 reportMore
Oct 5, 2022 11:39 am (GMT +10:30) (Oct 5, 2022 01:09 GMT)
2.1

3.7 km
707 km (439 mi)Australia: Quorn, SA More
Sep 26, 2022 5:18 am (GMT +9:30) (Sep 25, 2022 19:48 GMT)
2.3

1.7 km
575 km (357 mi)Australia: NE of Burra, SA More
Sep 16, 2022 4:31 am (GMT +9:30) (Sep 15, 2022 19:01 GMT)
2.1

10 km
714 km (444 mi)Australia: E of Quorn, SA More
Sep 9, 2022 7:13 am (GMT +9:30) (Sep 8, 2022 21:43 GMT)
2.3

5 km
712 km (442 mi)NEAR COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA More
Aug 19, 2022 11:44 pm (GMT +9:30) (Aug 19, 2022 14:14 GMT)
2.9

4.8 km
671 km (417 mi)Australia: Booleroo Centre, SA 4 reportsMore
Aug 19, 2022 2:58 am (GMT +9:30) (Aug 18, 2022 17:28 GMT)
2.5

7 km
760 km (472 mi)Australia: Hawker, SA More
Aug 12, 2022 9:11 am (GMT +9:30) (Aug 11, 2022 23:41 GMT)
2.8

4.2 km
709 km (441 mi)NEAR COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA More
Aug 4, 2022 6:36 pm (GMT +9:30) (Aug 4, 2022 09:06 GMT)
2.3

10 km
735 km (457 mi)Australia: NE of Quorn, SA More
Aug 3, 2022 4:35 am (GMT +9:30) (Aug 2, 2022 19:05 GMT)
2.8

4.4 km
656 km (408 mi)Australia: Laura, SA 5 reportsMore
Jul 28, 2022 11:10 pm (GMT +9:30) (Jul 28, 2022 13:40 GMT)
2.4

5 km
640 km (398 mi)NEAR COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 3 reportsMore
Jul 27, 2022 10:22 pm (GMT +9:30) (Jul 27, 2022 12:52 GMT)
2.2

2.9 km
749 km (465 mi)Australia: N of Quorn, SA More
Jul 25, 2022 10:08 am (GMT +9:30) (Jul 25, 2022 00:38 GMT)
2.5

8 km
605 km (376 mi)NEAR COAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA More
Jul 18, 2022 4:46 pm (GMT +9:30) (Jul 18, 2022 07:16 GMT)
2.9

10 km
607 km (377 mi)Australia: Jamestown, SA More
Jun 11, 2022 16:18 GMT
2.1

3.7 km
513 km (319 mi)Australia: SE of Saddleworth, SA More
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.7 x 1012 joules (1.86 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1600 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Buckleboo, South Australia (BBOO/AU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Buckleboo, South Australia: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Whyalla Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Whyalla?

The last earthquake in Whyalla occurred 13 days ago: Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - 45 km northeast of Port Pirie, South Australia, on Saturday, Nov 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm (GMT +10:30).

How many quakes were there in Whyalla since 1900?

Since 1900, Whyalla, South Australia had 485 quakes up to magnitude 4.8.

What was the strongest quake in Whyalla since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Whyalla since 1900 occurred 26 years ago: Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 68 km southeast of Port Pirie, South Australia, on Saturday, May 3, 1997 at 22:54 GMT.

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