Earthquake Tremors Felt In WA and SA
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has struck in the south of Western Australia at Norseman, in the Goldfields-Esperance area.
The quake was detected at 12.19am local time on Thursday, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Based on the magnitude and location of the quake, which struck at a depth of 17km, the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has determined there is no tsunami threat.
Region: Norseman, Goldfields, Western Australia— EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) August 8, 2018
Event Local Time: 08-08-2018 22:19:16 AWST
Lat: -32.58, Lon:122.35
Earlier a magnitude 3.2 quake rattled Adelaide about 8.30pm on Wednesday local time.
The quake was recorded at Mannum in the Murray Darling region at a depth of 12km, according to Geoscience Australia.
Region: Mannum, Murray Darling Region, South Australia— EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) August 8, 2018
Event Local Time: 08-08-2018 20:31:39 ACST
Lat: -34.88, Lon:139.18
Locals reported a tremor that rattled windows.
"I felt the windows of my house shake in Payneham," senior seismologist David Love told the ABC.
"We wondered quite what it was.
"It was just a gentle rattling of windows, no sound of any plane or anything, and I thought 'oh it's going on a bit long for an earthquake'."