Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 23 km ENE of Dungog, Australia on May 15, 2004 21:38:40

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:22:19

On May 15, 2004 21:38:40 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 23 km ENE of Dungog, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 12.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 151.973Β° and latitude -32.314Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 15, 2004 21:38:40 had a magnitude of 2.8 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 Gloucester in New South Wales, Australia, located 34 kilometers or 21 miles β†– NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Nabiac (New South Wales, Australia) located 44 km (27 mi) β†— NE and Tuncurry (New South Wales, Australia) located 51 km (32 mi) β†— NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 29 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
34 km (21 mi) β†– NW Gloucester New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) β†— NE Nabiac New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) β†— NE Tuncurry New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†— NE Forster New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Tinonee New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Wingham New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†— NE Taree New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†— NE Cundletown New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†— NE Old Bar New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (50 mi) β†— NE Harrington New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Kendall New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Kew New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Lakewood New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE Camden Haven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
107 km (66 mi) β†— NE West Haven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (67 mi) β†— NE North Haven New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Port Macquarie-Hastings New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) β†— NE Bonny Hills New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N King Creek New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Lake Cathie New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Wauchope New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N Port Macquarie New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
155 km (96 mi) ↑ N South Kempsey New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
156 km (97 mi) ↑ N Aldavilla New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
156 km (97 mi) ↑ N Crescent Head New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
159 km (99 mi) ↑ N Yarravel New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
160 km (99 mi) ↑ N East Kempsey New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
161 km (100 mi) ↑ N West Kempsey New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
165 km (102 mi) ↑ N Frederickton New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia

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 2.8 Earthquake Struck 23 km ENE of Dungog, Australia on May 15, 2004 21:38:40
Date and Time
2004-05-15 21:38:40 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
12.0 km
Reports
0 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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