An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck one of the largest cities in Australia: “The building is shaking”
- Adelaide earthquake
- The magnitude 4.8 earthquake was centered in the Flinders region
- The quake was felt 250 kilometers away in the city’s central business district
An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale has struck South Australia, marking the strongest earthquake the state has recorded in nearly a decade.
The earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, was centered in the Flinders region, at a depth of 7 km.
The tremors were felt across the state, including 250 km away in the Adelaide CBD, at around 9:50 am on Thursday.
Others said they felt tremors in Adelaide’s Barossa Valley.
Geoscience Australia’s chief seismologist Hugh Glanville told ABC It was the strongest earthquake SA had recorded in nine years.
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck South Australia
“It was widely felt, we have local reports, down towards Adelaide and even on Kangaroo Island,” said Mr Glanville.
“It’s very powerful for this area, we’re taking them out on this scale, this way.”
Residents were quick to share their experiences with the earthquake on social media.
“The building is shaking,” Qiye Feng said.
Another resident said, “Move my bed and the TV.”
“I’m in Adelaide CBD – has anyone else felt a tremor?” Third request.
I was searching on social media waiting for someone else to say something, I thought it was just me! A fourth replied: I am at Mount Barker.
No damage has been reported.