Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred in Western Australia.Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 frightened residents of the Australian state of Western Australia, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph.
The strongest tremors were recorded near lake Muir, located to the North of the town of Valpol, fluctuations were also felt in a radius of 100 kilometers. About it informs television company ABC.
“We have received messages from people who felt the earthquake… According to their testimony, they felt vibrations in their homes, watched the easy swing of items, and the like. However, these aftershocks were not a surprise, because in the region after the main earthquake there was a significant aftershock number fluctuations,” – said a senior Geoscience Australia seismologist Jonathan Bathgate.
He noted that since the main earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7, which took place last month, seismologists have recorded more than 400 aftershocks of the aftershock.
“In connection with such a large number of weak aftershocks, we really expected something a bit more like this 4.7” – he said.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the tremors lies at a depth of 5 kilometers, reports of casualties or damage were reported.