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5.6 Magnitude EQ – South Australia

At approximately 09:25:17 UTC on Friday, March 23rd, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake based on land struck at a depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles) in the region of the South Australia, 217 km (196 miles) SSW of Alice Springs, Australia. Coords: 10.387°S, 161.262°E … (USGS)

According to Geoscience Australia, the initial arrival was from 09:25:44 – 09:29:14 (UTC).

Geoscience has the depth at 3 km at present. Australia itself does not run over any prominent fault lines, so earthquakes further inland, like this one, are a rarity, though not unheard of.

The epicentre itself was 370 kilometres west-north-west of Oodnadatta, near the Northern Territory-South Australian border.

…(Geoscience)

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