6.1 earthquake hits off southern Australia

Mag 6.1 Western Indian Antarctic Ridge, 25 July 2016, 18:58 (AEST). Lat/Long 49.36S, 126.0E. Depth 15km. Info is preliminary.

Quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia.

This quake after three weeks after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeast of Western Australia. It was the state’s biggest quake in almost 30 years.

More than 30 earthquakes have been reported near the mining town of Norseman, Western Australia, over the past month. Norseman is located 720km (447 miles) from Perth.

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