Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Struck 7 km ENE of Cooma, Australia on December 01, 2003 14:29:22

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:20:38

On December 01, 2003 14:29:22 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.0 on the richter scale hit 7 km ENE of Cooma, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 5.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 149.200Β° and latitude -36.205Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 01, 2003 14:29:22 had a magnitude of 3.0 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 Cooma in New South Wales, Australia, located 7 kilometers or 4 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Eurobodalla (New South Wales, Australia) located 72 km (44 mi) β†— NE and Bermagui (New South Wales, Australia) located 80 km (50 mi) β†’ E 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
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Cooma New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (44 mi) β†— NE Eurobodalla New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (50 mi) β†’ E Bermagui New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (50 mi) β†– NW Banks Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (52 mi) β†– NW Gordon Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†– NW Conder Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Narooma New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†— NE Dalmeny New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†– NW Theodore Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†– NW Calwell Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†— NE Moruya New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†— NE Tuross Head New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (52 mi) ↑ N Googong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†– NW Richardson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†– NW Bonython Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (54 mi) β†– NW Isabella Plains Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†– NW Gilmore Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†– NW Macarthur Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†– NW Greenway Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†– NW Gowrie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†– NW Monash Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†– NW Chisholm Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†– NW Fadden Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†– NW Oxley Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) β†– NW Wanniassa Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Jerrabomberra New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Karabar New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†– NW Farrer Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Carwoola New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (57 mi) β†– NW Torrens Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (57 mi) β†– NW Isaacs Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†– NW Mawson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Queanbeyan New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†– NW Pearce Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Queanbeyan West New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) β†— NE Broulee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) β†– NW Chifley Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) β†– NW Phillip Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Crestwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Queanbeyan East New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (60 mi) β†– NW Narrabundah Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (59 mi) β†– NW Garran Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
96 km (60 mi) β†– NW Lyons Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
97 km (60 mi) β†– NW Hughes Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
97 km (60 mi) β†– NW Red Hill Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
97 km (60 mi) β†– NW Griffith Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†– NW Deakin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†– NW Curtin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†— NE Tomakin New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
99 km (61 mi) β†– NW Kingston Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
99 km (61 mi) β†– NW Forrest Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Braidwood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
100 km (62 mi) β†– NW Barton Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (62 mi) β†– NW Yarralumla Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
101 km (63 mi) β†– NW Campbell Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†– NW Reid Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†– NW City Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) β†– NW Canberra Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Batemans Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Catalina New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Batehaven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†– NW Acton Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) β†— NE Malua Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†– NW Turner Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (65 mi) β†– NW Ainslie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†– NW Braddon Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†— NE Sunshine Bay New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†– NW Aranda Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†– NW Cook Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) β†– NW O'Connor Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†— NE Surfside New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Wamboin New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†– NW Macquarie Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†– NW Hackett Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†– NW Dickson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
106 km (66 mi) β†– NW Downer Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†– NW Lyneham Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (67 mi) ↑ N Bungendore New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†– NW Watson Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†– NW Bruce Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
108 km (67 mi) β†– NW Belconnen Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE Long Beach New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†– NW McKellar Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†– NW Kaleen Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†– NW Giralang Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†– NW Crace Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†– NW Evatt Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†– NW Franklin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†– NW Harrison Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†– NW Spence Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†– NW Palmerston Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†– NW Nicholls Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
113 km (70 mi) β†– NW Gungahlin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Sutton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†– NW Amaroo Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†– NW Casey Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†– NW Forde Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
115 km (71 mi) β†– NW Ngunnawal Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Bywong New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
116 km (72 mi) β†– NW Bonner Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
144 km (89 mi) β†— NE Burrill Lake New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
149 km (92 mi) β†— NE Milton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
151 km (93 mi) β†— NE Narrawallee 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
70 km (43 mi) β†– NW Williamsdale Solar 7.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) β†– NW Royalla Solar Farm Solar 20.0 MW
89 km (55 mi) β†– NW Mugga Lane Solar Park Solar 13.0 MW
90 km (56 mi) β†– NW Mugga Lane Waste 3.5 MW
119 km (73 mi) ↑ N 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 3.0 earthquake that struck 7 km ENE of Cooma, Australia on December 01, 2003 14:29:22. 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 3.0 Earthquake Struck 7 km ENE of Cooma, Australia on December 01, 2003 14:29:22
Date and Time
2003-12-01 14:29:22 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
5.0 km
Reports
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