Earthquake rattles regional South Australia

A magnitude three earthquake has struck Australia’s southern coast.

The earthquake hit close to Whyalla, on South Australia’s coast, about 1.25pm on Thursday afternoon and was reported to authorities by 12 individuals.

Seismic exercise was found at a really shallow depth of about 10km and was first reported by Geoscience Australia with a power of three on the Richter scale.

It’s seemingly individuals in or close to Whyalla would have felt a slight tremor. 

The information comes only one month after an earthquake shook Burra, a small city in SA’s east.

A magnitude three earthquake (pictured) hit close to Whyalla, on South Australia’s coast, about 1.25pm on Thursday

Seismic activity was discovered at a very shallow depth of about 10km near Whyalla (pictured)

Seismic exercise was found at a really shallow depth of about 10km close to Whyalla (pictured)

The quake hit Burra about 7.35am on Could 13 and a few 50 individuals reported feeling it.

Its epicentre was about 15km south of the city and had a depth of 9km.

David Love, a seismologist on the Seismological Affiliation of Australia Inc, stated the earthquake may have been felt as much as 40km from the epicentre. 

‘The area is kind of lively, with small occasions taking place regularly. It’s a part of the Flinders Ranges – Mount Lofty seismic zone,’ he advised the Adelaide Advertiser. 

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