Earthquake recorded off Tasmania’s north coast

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck King Island at 12:44:55 (AEST). Earthquakes are common along the Bass Strait but they are usually not very strong and are often unnoticeable but the residents said that they could feel the quakes across the island.

Geoscience Australia reported that the quake’s epicentre lies approximately 200 kilometres westwards of King Island. There are no dangers of tsunamis to King Island or Tasmania according to the Tsunami Warning Centre.

Further details may be found here:

Geoscience Australia

Jakob Barrett

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