1968 Meckering earthquake

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1968 Meckering earthquake
1968 Meckering earthquake is located in Australia
1968 Meckering earthquake
UTC time1968-10-14 02:58:52
ISC event815895
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date14 October 1968 (1968-10-14)
Local time10:58:52
Magnitude6.5 Mw[1]
Depth15 km (9 mi)[1]
Epicenter31°34′S 117°04′E / 31.57°S 117.07°E / -31.57; 117.07Coordinates: 31°34′S 117°04′E / 31.57°S 117.07°E / -31.57; 117.07[1]
FaultMeckering Fault[2]
Total damage$2.2 million[3]
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[3]
Casualties20–28 injured[4][5]

The Western Australian town of Meckering was struck by an earthquake on 14 October 1968. The earthquake occurred at 10:58:52 local time, with a moment magnitude of 6.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Total damage amounted to $2.2 million with 20–28 injured.

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  1. ^ a b c ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ Yeats, R. S.; Sieh, K. E.; Allen, C. R. (1997). The Geology of Earthquakes. Oxford University Press. p. 485. ISBN 978-0-19-507827-5.
  3. ^ a b National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
  4. ^ Everingham 1968, p. summary
  5. ^ USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey

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