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Australian town hit by 33 earthquakes in 30 days

Australian town hit by 33 earthquakes in 30 days

What a headline, for the small town of Norseman, located 720 km east of Perth in western Australia. The tremors have ranged in intensity from 2.7 to 4.2 in magnitude with the exception of a 5.6 earthquake earlier this month.

Hugh Glanville, seismologist at Geoscience Australia, said the phenomenon is a reasonably classic earthquake sequence after the earlier 5.6 earthquake a month ago.

COURTESY OF GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA

COURTESY OF GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA

No one has been hurt and little damage has occurred but it is a reminder that Australia has its fair share of earthquakes, just that most of them occur well away of populated areas.
It should be a reminder that most Australian capital cities are on or near fault line and we have just been lucky so far.

Top image:Norseman, Western Australia townsite taken by Nachoman-au

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