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Latest quakes in or near Australia in the past 48 hours on Friday, December 2, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 2, 2022 11:44 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 5 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 2 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 5 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.2 | West Coast, New Zealand -

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.6 | Coral Sea, 155 km SE of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near Australia (updated )

Past 24 hours8 quakes4 quakes M2+0 quakes M3+4 quakes M4+
Past 7 days61 quakes30 quakes M2+11 quakes M3+10 quakes M4+3 quakes M5+
Past 30 days347 quakes133 quakes M2+86 quakes M3+69 quakes M4+26 quakes M5+1 quake M6+1 quake M7+
Past 90 days924 quakes366 quakes M2+251 quakes M3+154 quakes M4+45 quakes M5+2 quakes M6+2 quakes M7+
Past 365 days3,531 quakes1,633 quakes M2+884 quakes M3+495 quakes M4+145 quakes M5+12 quakes M6+3 quakes M7+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (13 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Friday, December 2, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 2, 2022 9:30 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 08:30 GMT)
2.2

5 km
West Coast, New Zealand More
Dec 2, 2022 11:46 am (GMT +8) (Dec 2, 2022 03:46 GMT)
2.8

35 km
Indian Ocean, Indonesia More
Dec 2, 2022 12:48 pm (GMT +11) (Dec 2, 2022 01:48 GMT)
4.5

295 km
Coral Sea, Solomon Islands, 208 km north of Sola, Torba, Vanuatu
I FELT IT
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Thursday, December 1, 2022 GMT (9 quakes)
Dec 2, 2022 5:01 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 18:01 GMT)
4.5

9.6 km
Coral Sea, 148 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
I FELT IT
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Dec 2, 2022 4:28 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 17:28 GMT)
4.6

9.8 km
Coral Sea, 155 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
I FELT IT
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Dec 2, 2022 4:20 am (GMT +11) (Dec 1, 2022 17:20 GMT)
4.5

11 km
Coral Sea, 151 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu
I FELT IT
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Dec 1, 2022 11:42 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 1, 2022 15:42 GMT)
2.5

4.1 km
183 km northeast of Perth, Western Australia 1 reportMore
Dec 2, 2022 2:59 am (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 13:59 GMT)
2.3

36 km
55 km north of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand More
Dec 1, 2022 10:06 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 09:06 GMT)
3.7

5 km
62 km southwest of Waikowhai, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Dec 1, 2022 9:55 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 08:55 GMT)
2.1

5 km
West Coast, 93 km northwest of Rangiora, New Zealand More
Dec 1, 2022 8:52 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2022 07:52 GMT)
1.8

5 km
212 km northwest of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand More
Dec 1, 2022 2:03 pm (GMT +8) (Dec 1, 2022 06:03 GMT)
3.1

10 km
Timor Sea, 27 km southeast of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
I FELT IT
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2022 11:32 pm (GMT +11) (Nov 30, 2022 12:32 GMT)
4.6

9.2 km
South Pacific Ocean, 61 km north of Kirakira, Solomon Islands
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.1 x 1012 joules (582 megawatt hours, equivalent to 500 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: St Philip's College (AUALC/S1 network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station St Philip's College: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Australia Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Australia?

The last earthquake in Australia occurred 3 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.2 earthquake - West Coast, New Zealand, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 9:30 pm (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Australia in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, Australia had 13 quakes up to magnitude 4.6.

What was the strongest quake in Australia in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Australia in the past 48 hours occurred 18 hours ago: Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Coral Sea, 155 km southeast of Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 4:28 am (GMT +11).

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