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7.4 earthquake off Tasmanian island


A major earthquake (magnitude 7.4) hit 90km south of Macquarie Island this morning at 10:30am local time.

No tsunami was generated.

Macquarie Island is a subantarctic island and a part of the state of Tasmania, Australia.

Macquarie Island is on the Macquarie Ridge at the junction of the Pacific and Indo-Australian plates. Large earthquakes (6 or greater on the Richter scale) occur approximately once a year.


michelle 04.05.09 at 2:48 pm

Waken up during sleep by tremors at about 2.30am Sunday 5 april on Flinders Island Tasmania
lasting about 10 seconds

Tony Ross 07.17.12 at 11:22 am

About 10-10.30pm on Sunday the 15/6/12 we felt a tremor in the Huon Region but there was nothing reported on the TV and there is nothing that we can find on the Internet this was felt by a number of people from Dover in the far South to Huonville and across the River in Cygnet. Do you have any info on this it would be appreciated as we are all very curious. Is this the cause of the dam bursting it’s bank.

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