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2 Earth Quakes in Bass Strait 20 KM north from Tasmania(Rare)

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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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A 3.4 magnitude earthquake shook the state from Queenstown to Hobart this morning. The earthquake's approximate location, according to the Government's Geoscience Australia websitewas 20kms north of Wynyard in Bass Strait.





First one
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Second one
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Wondering if we are expecting anymore this is very rare for this area, Seems likely its going to happen again.

www.theadvocate.com.au...

What are your thoughts?

Also thought I may add some more info on the Geologically around this area.


Table Cape Conservation Area is in the Waratah-Wynyard municipality in North West Tasmania not far from the coastal township of Wynyard, Tasmania. Geologically speaking it is a large volcanic plug.

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posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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Geez what next for Tassie?

I was just down there this holidays, but not in Hobart, or surrounds.
- the last bad fires there were in '67 I think.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 09:33 PM
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Any know faultlines down there? I noticed that when we had the Quakes in Gippsland. Vic last year, they found an undiscovered faultline..



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 10:15 PM
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Selwyn Fault Line




hich runs from Bass Strait up the west coast of the Mornington Peninsula up through the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne where it then ends through Mt Dandenong.



posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by lifecitizen
Geez what next for Tassie?

I was just down there this holidays, but not in Hobart, or surrounds.
- the last bad fires there were in '67 I think.


This fire was preventable but they banned back burning a few years back.

There was allot of old growth burnt in that fire.

I noticed something city folks are quick to jump on the wagon when it comes to banning stuff that don't effect them.

You ask whats next for tasmania?

Hehe Maybe a Land Bridge to the mainland might pop up. Lets hope.



posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 02:47 AM
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It's not all that unusual here.
We do tend to have earthquakes... maybe 1 or 2 a year around this magnitude.
The largest in my memory (I'm 32) was a 4.2, I think it was...
felt like a huge truck driving by the house, but nothing more major than that.

...this is a similar circumstance.

You want to talk about Tasmanian drama, talk about the fires.
They've been horrific. Everybody here knows somebody who has been affected.
Hundreds of homes lost... entire towns razed... it's been truly awful. People here have been amazing though... the generosity of the community has really come to the fore.



posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by Awen24
It's not all that unusual here.
We do tend to have earthquakes... maybe 1 or 2 a year around this magnitude.
The largest in my memory (I'm 32) was a 4.2, I think it was...
felt like a huge truck driving by the house, but nothing more major than that.

...this is a similar circumstance.

You want to talk about Tasmanian drama, talk about the fires.
They've been horrific. Everybody here knows somebody who has been affected.
Hundreds of homes lost... entire towns razed... it's been truly awful. People here have been amazing though... the generosity of the community has really come to the fore.


In this area where these earthquakes happened there is a fault line. I predict more frequent earth quakes in this area in future.

Yes Tasmanian Drama that could of been prevented because we aren't allowed to burn off in the autumn months.
The Mayans used to burn off to prevent fires. its common sense usually. all that dead stuff on the ground is eventually going to burn and when it does it out of control. Thats why a controlled burn off is essential to protect towns surrounded in scrub/bushland. sad sad.

also it was under 150 homes not hundreds.

Anyway this topic was pointing out how weird it was to see two earthquakes in this area on same day. If you want to start a Tasmania bush fire thread by all means go ahead. I will come join it.
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