Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 27 km NNW of Kurrajong Heights, Australia on February 20, 1986 21:43:54

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:37:56

On February 20, 1986 21:43:54 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 27 km NNW of Kurrajong Heights, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 5.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 150.542Β° and latitude -33.290Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on February 20, 1986 21:43:54 had a magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Hawkesbury in New South Wales, Australia, located 23 kilometers or 14 miles β†’ E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Kurrajong Heights (New South Wales, Australia) located 27 km (17 mi) β†˜ SE and Bowen Mountain (New South Wales, Australia) located 32 km (20 mi) β†˜ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 336 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
23 km (14 mi) β†’ E Hawkesbury New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
27 km (17 mi) β†˜ SE Kurrajong Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
32 km (20 mi) β†˜ SE Bowen Mountain New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
33 km (20 mi) β†˜ SE East Kurrajong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
34 km (21 mi) β†˜ SE Glossodia New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
34 km (21 mi) β†˜ SE Grose Vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†˜ SE North Richmond New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) β†˜ SE Freemans Reach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†˜ SE Hobartville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†˜ SE Richmond New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
40 km (25 mi) β†˜ SE Wilberforce New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
43 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Windsor New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
43 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE South Windsor New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
43 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Londonderry New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
43 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Winmalee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Pitt Town New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE Valley Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE Bligh Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE Springwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE McGraths Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Faulconbridge New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
46 km (28 mi) β†˜ SE Castlereagh New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†˜ SE Berkshire Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†˜ SE Oakville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†˜ SE Warrimoo New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†˜ SE Windsor Downs New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†’ E Maraylya New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Cranebrook New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Woodford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Vineyard New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Mount Riverview New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Emu Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Jordan Springs New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Llandilo New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Blaxland New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†’ E The Hills Shire New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Cambridge Gardens New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Emu Plains New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Willmot New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Werrington County New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Cambridge Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Riverstone New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Werrington Downs New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Penrith New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Penrith Municipality New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Ropes Crossing New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Shalvey New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†’ E Glenorie New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Annangrove New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Rouse Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Lethbridge Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Tregear New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Bidwill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Blackett New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Hassall Grove New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE Oakhurst New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Schofields New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Emerton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Colebee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE Dharruk New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE Kellyville Ridge New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE The Ponds New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE Dean Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†˜ SE Hebersham New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Glendenning New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Beaumont Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Arcadia New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Quakers Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Blacktown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Kenthurst New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Parklea New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Stanhope Gardens New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Acacia Gardens New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Marayong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Kings Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Kellyville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Galston New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Hornsby Shire New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†˜ SE Glenwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Dural New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†˜ SE Glenhaven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Bella Vista New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†˜ SE Castle Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Berowra Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Hornsby Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†˜ SE Cherrybrook New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (42 mi) β†’ E Westleigh New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Mount Kuring-Gai New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Berowra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Mount Colah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (42 mi) β†˜ SE West Pennant Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†˜ SE Pennant Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (42 mi) β†’ E Asquith New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (42 mi) β†’ E Hornsby New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Waitara New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Thornleigh New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Somersby New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (44 mi) β†’ E North Wahroonga New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (43 mi) β†˜ SE Beecroft New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (43 mi) β†’ E Normanhurst New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Kariong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Wahroonga New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Warrawee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E West Gosford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E South Turramurra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Tascott New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Ourimbah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Turramurra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E North Turramurra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E St Ives Chase New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Ku-ring-gai New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Point Clare New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Narara New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Pymble New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Gosford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Saint Ives New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Woy Woy New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Niagara Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E North Gosford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Point Frederick New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Umina Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Blackwall New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†— NE Cessnock New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Wyoming New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (47 mi) β†’ E Ettalong Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (47 mi) β†’ E East Gosford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Ettalong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Lisarow New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Terry Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Saratoga New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (48 mi) β†’ E Booker Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (48 mi) β†’ E St Huberts Island New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Mardi New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Empire Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Davidson New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Davistown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Belrose New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (49 mi) β†’ E Palm Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (49 mi) β†’ E Erina New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†— NE Jilliby New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Bay View New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†— NE Watanobbi New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Bensville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Whale Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†— NE Wyong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Frenchs Forest New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Bilgola Plateau New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Newport New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Mona Vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Elanora Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Warriewood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†— NE Ellalong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Glenning Valley New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Chittaway Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Berkeley Vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Cromer New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Singleton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E North Avoca New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Tumbi Vmbi New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Wheeler Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Collaroy Plateau New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E North Narrabeen New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Macmasters Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Narrabeen New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Collaroy New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (52 mi) β†’ E Wamberal New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Copacabana New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†— NE Wadalba New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Terrigal New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Killarney Vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (52 mi) β†’ E Avoca Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†’ E Bateau Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†— NE Bellbird New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (54 mi) β†— NE Woongarrah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (54 mi) β†— NE Hamlyn Terrace New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Pokolbin New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†’ E Forresters Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Tuggerawong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†— NE Wyee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†— NE Wyongah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†— NE Kanwal New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†’ E The Entrance New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†— NE Cooranbong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†’ E Long Jetty New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†’ E Shelly Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†— NE Lake Haven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†— NE Blue Haven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†’ E Blue Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†’ E The Entrance North New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†— NE Charmhaven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (55 mi) β†— NE Gorokan New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) β†— NE Morisset New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Muswellbrook New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) β†— NE San Remo New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) β†— NE Wyee Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (57 mi) β†— NE Dora Creek New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†— NE Toukley New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†— NE Aberdare New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†— NE Buff Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (58 mi) β†— NE Canton Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (58 mi) β†— NE Mannering Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Budgewoi New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Halekulani New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Noraville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Bonnells Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (60 mi) β†— NE Chain Valley Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (60 mi) β†— NE Lake Macquarie Shire New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (60 mi) β†— NE Summerland Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
97 km (60 mi) β†— NE Lake Munmorah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†— NE Abermain New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†— NE Gwandalan New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
100 km (62 mi) β†— NE Arcadia vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
100 km (62 mi) β†— NE Buttaba New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (62 mi) β†— NE Wangi Wangi New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (63 mi) β†— NE Kurri Kurri New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (62 mi) β†— NE Rathmines New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (63 mi) β†— NE Blackalls Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Denman New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Singleton Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†— NE Toronto New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Hunterview New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†— NE Kilaben Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Coal Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Fennell Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Branxton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE Bolton Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (65 mi) β†— NE Woodrising New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (65 mi) β†— NE Teralba New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (65 mi) β†— NE Barnsley New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE East Branxton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE Swansea New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE Greta New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE Caves Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†— NE Heddon Greta New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†— NE Booragul New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†— NE Holmesville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Wattle Ponds New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE Blacksmiths New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE Valentine New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE West Wallsend New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE Marks Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE Speers Point New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE Eleebana New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE Belmont South New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (67 mi) β†— NE Edgeworth New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE Cameron Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
108 km (67 mi) β†— NE Argenton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
108 km (67 mi) β†— NE Belmont New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Lakelands New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (68 mi) β†— NE Tingira Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Floraville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Warners Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Macquarie Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Belmont North New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Gillieston Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (68 mi) β†— NE Glendale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†— NE Jewells New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†— NE Cardiff New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†— NE Mount Hutton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†— NE Cardiff South New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†— NE Windale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†— NE Telarah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (70 mi) β†— NE Maitland city centre New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Cardiff Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (70 mi) β†— NE Garden Suburb New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Maitland Municipality New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Gateshead New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Rutherford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Fletcher New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Maitland New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Elermore Vale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Rankin Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Maryland New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Redhead New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Kotara South New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Charlestown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Wallsend New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Aberglasslyn New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (70 mi) β†— NE Kotara New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE New Lambton Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Dudley New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Kahibah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Whitebridge New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Lorn New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Ashtonfield New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (70 mi) β†— NE East Maitland New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE New Lambton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE Adamstown Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE Jesmond New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE Lambton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE Birmingham Gardens New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†— NE Metford New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†— NE Adamstown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†— NE North Lambton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†— NE Beresfield New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†— NE Thornton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†— NE Shortland New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (72 mi) β†— NE Tenambit New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (73 mi) β†— NE Broadmeadow New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (72 mi) β†— NE Bolwarra Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (73 mi) β†— NE Merewether Heights New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (72 mi) β†— NE Callaghan New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (72 mi) β†— NE Waratah West New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (73 mi) β†— NE Raworth New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Tarro New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Warabrook New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Waratah New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Largs New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Georgetown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Merewether New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†— NE Mayfield West New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE Hamilton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE Islington New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE Mayfield New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE Woodberry New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE Morpeth New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE The Junction New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
120 km (74 mi) β†— NE Maryville New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
120 km (74 mi) β†— NE Bar Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
120 km (74 mi) β†— NE Mayfield East New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
120 km (74 mi) β†— NE Wickham New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
120 km (74 mi) β†— NE Tighes Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE Carrington New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE Newcastle city centre New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE The Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE Cooks Hill New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
122 km (76 mi) β†— NE Newcastle East New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
122 km (76 mi) β†— NE Wallalong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
122 km (75 mi) β†— NE Newcastle New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
123 km (76 mi) β†— NE Stockton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
127 km (79 mi) β†— NE Fern Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
127 km (79 mi) β†— NE Raymond Terrace New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
132 km (82 mi) β†— NE Williamtown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
137 km (85 mi) β†— NE Medowie New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
139 km (86 mi) β†— NE Clarence Town New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
144 km (90 mi) ↑ N Dungog New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 18 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Grange Avenue Waste 2.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) β†— NE Colongra Gas 724.0 MW
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Redbank Coal 150.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) β†— NE Munmorah Coal 600.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Vales Point B Coal 1360.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) β†— NE Eraring Oil 41.5 MW
98 km (61 mi) β†— NE Hunter Oil 29.0 MW
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Capral (Aluminium Smelter) Gas 300.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE Teralba Gas 3.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Bayswater Coal 2640.0 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Glennies Creek Gas 13.0 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Hunter Valley Gas 50.0 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Liddell Coal 2200.0 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Liddell Solar Thermal Solar 9.3 MW
112 km (69 mi) β†— NE Summerhill Solar 5.0 MW
113 km (70 mi) β†— NE Charlestown Square Gas 2.8 MW
119 km (74 mi) β†— NE CSIRO Energy Centre Solar 1.5 MW
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE Tomago Aluminium Smelter Gas 810.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 27 km NNW of Kurrajong Heights, Australia on February 20, 1986 21:43:54. These types were Gas power plants, Coal power plants, Solar power plants, Waste power plants, Oil power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 27 km NNW of Kurrajong Heights, Australia on February 20, 1986 21:43:54
Date and Time
1986-02-20 21:43:54 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
5.0 km
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