Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 35 km W of Duffy, Australia on January 02, 2005 01:56:43

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:24:31

On January 02, 2005 01:56:43 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9 on the richter scale hit 35 km W of Duffy, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 148.650Β° and latitude -35.388Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 02, 2005 01:56:43 had a magnitude of 2.9 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 Chapman in Australian Capital Territory, Australia, located 35 kilometers or 21 miles β†— NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Duffy (Australian Capital Territory, Australia) located 35 km (21 mi) β†— NE and Rivett (Australian Capital Territory, Australia) located 35 km (22 mi) β†— NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 33 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
35 km (21 mi) β†— NE Chapman Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
35 km (21 mi) β†— NE Duffy Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
35 km (22 mi) β†— NE Rivett Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
35 km (22 mi) β†— NE Wright Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Kambah Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Stirling Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Holder Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Coombs Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) β†— NE Fisher Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) β†— NE Holt Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) β†— NE Waramanga Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) β†— NE Weston Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
38 km (23 mi) β†— NE Higgins Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
38 km (23 mi) β†— NE Hawker Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
38 km (23 mi) β†— NE Macgregor Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Scullin Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Page Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Latham Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Weetangera Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Dunlop Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
40 km (24 mi) ← W Tumut New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
40 km (25 mi) β†— NE Charnwood Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
40 km (25 mi) β†— NE Florey Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
41 km (25 mi) β†— NE Melba Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
41 km (25 mi) β†— NE Flynn Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
41 km (26 mi) β†— NE Fraser Australian Capital Territory πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Batlow New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Tumbarumba New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
110 km (68 mi) β†˜ SE Berridale New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Corryong Victoria πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†˜ SE East Jindabyne New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Jindabyne New South Wales πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 11 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
36 km (22 mi) β†— NE Belconnen Waste 1.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Blowering Hydro 70.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Jounama Hydro 14.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Tumut 3 Hydro 1500.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ← W Visy Pulp and Paper Tumut Biomass 20.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Tumut 2 (Upper Tumut) Hydro 336.0 MW
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Tumut 1 (Upper Tumut) Hydro 616.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Murray 1 Hydro 950.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Murray 2 Hydro 552.0 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Guthega Hydro 80.0 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Jindabyne Dam Mini Hydro Hydro 1.1 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.9 earthquake that struck 35 km W of Duffy, Australia on January 02, 2005 01:56:43. These types were Biomass power plants, Waste power plants, Hydro 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.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

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 2.9 Earthquake Struck 35 km W of Duffy, Australia on January 02, 2005 01:56:43
Date and Time
2005-01-02 01:56:43 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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