Magnitude 2.0 Earthquake Struck 1 km WNW of Richardson, Australia on June 12, 2003 06:28:57

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:18:54

On June 12, 2003 06:28:57 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.0 on the richter scale hit 1 km WNW of Richardson, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 6.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 149.101Β° and latitude -35.425Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on June 12, 2003 06:28:57 had a magnitude of 2.0 on the richter scale.

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 Monash in Australian Capital Territory, Australia, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles β†– NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Richardson (Australian Capital Territory, Australia) located 1 km (0 mi) β†’ E and Isabella Plains (Australian Capital Territory, Australia) located 1 km (0 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 103 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) β†– NW Monash Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
1 km (0 mi) β†’ E Richardson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
1 km (0 mi) ↙ SW Isabella Plains Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
1 km (1 mi) β†˜ SE Calwell Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
1 km (1 mi) ↑ N Gowrie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
2 km (1 mi) β†— NE Chisholm Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
2 km (1 mi) β†— NE Macarthur Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW Bonython Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
2 km (1 mi) ↑ N Fadden Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
2 km (1 mi) ← W Oxley Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (2 mi) ↓ S Gordon Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (1 mi) β†– NW Wanniassa Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (2 mi) β†˜ SE Theodore Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (2 mi) β†˜ SE Conder Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (1 mi) ← W Greenway Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
3 km (1 mi) β†— NE Gilmore Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
5 km (3 mi) ↓ S Banks Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
5 km (3 mi) ↑ N Farrer Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
6 km (3 mi) ↑ N Isaacs Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
6 km (4 mi) β†– NW Mawson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
6 km (3 mi) β†– NW Torrens Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
7 km (4 mi) β†– NW Pearce Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
8 km (5 mi) β†– NW Chifley Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
8 km (5 mi) β†– NW Phillip Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
9 km (6 mi) β†– NW Lyons Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
9 km (5 mi) ↑ N Garran Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
10 km (6 mi) β†’ E Googong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
10 km (6 mi) β†– NW Hughes Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
10 km (6 mi) ↑ N Narrabundah Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
10 km (6 mi) β†— NE Jerrabomberra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Griffith Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
11 km (7 mi) β†– NW Curtin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Deakin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
11 km (6 mi) ↑ N Red Hill Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
12 km (7 mi) β†— NE Queanbeyan West New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
12 km (7 mi) ↑ N Forrest Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
12 km (8 mi) ↑ N Kingston Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Yarralumla Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
13 km (8 mi) β†— NE Karabar New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
13 km (8 mi) β†— NE Crestwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Barton Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
14 km (8 mi) β†— NE Queanbeyan New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Reid Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Canberra Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Campbell Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
15 km (9 mi) β†— NE Queanbeyan East New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N City Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N Acton Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Braddon Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Turner Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
18 km (11 mi) β†– NW Aranda Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Ainslie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N O'Connor Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
18 km (11 mi) β†– NW Cook Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
19 km (12 mi) β†– NW Macquarie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Dickson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Lyneham Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
20 km (12 mi) β†– NW Bruce Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Downer Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Hackett Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
20 km (12 mi) β†— NE Carwoola New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Watson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
21 km (13 mi) β†– NW Belconnen Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
23 km (14 mi) β†– NW McKellar Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
23 km (14 mi) β†– NW Giralang Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Kaleen Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
23 km (14 mi) β†– NW Evatt Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Crace Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Palmerston Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Franklin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
25 km (15 mi) β†– NW Spence Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Harrison Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
26 km (16 mi) β†– NW Nicholls Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Gungahlin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Forde Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Amaroo Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
28 km (17 mi) β†– NW Casey Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
28 km (17 mi) β†— NE Wamboin New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Ngunnawal Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Bonner Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Sutton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Bywong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Bungendore New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Braidwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (55 mi) β†˜ SE Cooma New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (58 mi) β†’ E Eurobodalla New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†’ E Batemans Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†’ E Surfside New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†’ E Catalina New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†’ E Moruya New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†’ E Batehaven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†’ E Sunshine Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†’ E Tomakin New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
108 km (67 mi) β†’ E Broulee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
108 km (67 mi) β†’ E Long Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (68 mi) β†’ E Malua Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†’ E Tuross Head New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
121 km (75 mi) β†— NE Milton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
122 km (75 mi) β†— NE Burrill Lake New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
124 km (77 mi) β†’ E Dalmeny New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
124 km (77 mi) β†— NE Narrawallee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
128 km (79 mi) β†’ E Narooma New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
140 km (87 mi) β†˜ SE Bermagui New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 5 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
5 km (3 mi) β†— NE Mugga Lane Solar Park Solar 13.0 MW
5 km (3 mi) β†— NE Mugga Lane Waste 3.5 MW
8 km (5 mi) β†˜ SE Royalla Solar Farm Solar 20.0 MW
16 km (10 mi) β†˜ SE Williamsdale Solar 7.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) β†— NE Capital Hill Wind Farm Wind 140.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.0 earthquake that struck 1 km WNW of Richardson, Australia on June 12, 2003 06:28:57. These types were Wind power plants, Waste power plants, Solar 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.

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.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

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 2.0 Earthquake Struck 1 km WNW of Richardson, Australia on June 12, 2003 06:28:57
Date and Time
2003-06-12 06:28:57 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
6.0 km
Reports
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