Saturday, 24 March 2012

Australia hit by biggest quake in 15 years
Australia hit by biggest quake in 15 years 
Clean Media Correspondent 
Sydney: Mar 24: (CMC)  Australia has been hit by its biggest earthquake in 15 years, seismologists said on Saturday, rattling a remote part of the desert with local Aboriginals reporting strong shaking but no major damage. 
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake had its epicentre near Ernabella, in the middle of Australia, at a shallow depth of three kilometres, Geoscience Australia said.  

Ernabella is an indigenous arts hub home to about 500 Aboriginal people, some 317 kilometres southwest of the popular Alice Springs. 
Seismologist David Jepsen said: "There are a number of Aboriginal communities around there and they have experienced strong shaking.” 
"We've heard from them, people have felt strong shaking, but we haven't heard of any damage yet, but there is that possibility." 
It was Australia's biggest quake since a 6.3-magnitude one was recorded in West Australia in 1997.

1 comment:

  1. quake a part of blast of neculier under earth.......