Earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale strikes off Australia’s south coastline in the vicinity of a crucial analysis station
- Earthquake strikes near Australian territory of Macquarie Island
- The tremor caused ‘moderate shaking’ and struck at a depth of 10km
- Bureau of Meteorology reported there is ‘No tsunami threat to Australia’
An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale has struck off Australia’s south coastline in the vicinity of Macquarie Island, where by a important Antarctic exploration foundation is situated.
The tremor which caused ‘moderate shaking’ near the epicentre, struck at a depth of 10km, 4,000km from the Australian mainland at 5.09pm on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman for the Australian Government’s Antarctica division explained some of its workers on the island felt the earthquake.
‘A quite slight tremor was felt by some people today on Macquarie Island,’ she explained to Everyday Mail Australia.
‘There have been no claimed accidents or harm to infrastructure.’
The Bureau of Meteorology introduced a assertion stating there is ‘No tsunami danger to Australia from the earthquake felt in Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean.’
There has been a big earthquake close to the Australian territory of Macquarie Island (pictured is a location map)
Macquarie Island, which is an Australian territory, is positioned halfway concerning Tasmania and Antarctica.
It is the longest continually running Australian station in the sub-Antarctic or Antarctica.
The island involves amenities for researching geophysics, biology, upper environment physics and meteorology.
The amount of persons operating on the analysis station differs from 14 to 40, based on the season and on investigate or building jobs.
The island has been portion of Tasmania considering that 1900 and turned a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978.
It was inscribed as a UNESCO Earth Heritage Web-site in 1997.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) claimed there is ‘No tsunami risk to Australia from the earthquake felt in Macquarie Island, Southern Ocean.’ Pictured is a map issued by BoM
Macquarie Island (pictured) is an Australian territory located halfway amongst Tasmania and Antarctica