Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 frightened residents of the Australian state of Western Australia.
The strongest tremors were recorded near lake Muir, located North from the town of Valpol, the vibrations were felt in a radius of 100 kilometers. It is reported broadcaster ABC, informs Rus.Media.
“We have received messages from people who felt the earthquake… According to their testimony, they felt vibrations in their homes, watched the easy swing of items, and the like. However, these aftershocks were not a surprise, because in the region after the main earthquake there was a significant aftershock number fluctuations,” – said a senior Geoscience Australia seismologist Jonathan Bathgate.
He noted that since the main earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7, which took place last month, seismologists have recorded more than 400 aftershocks of the aftershock.
“In connection with such a large number of weak aftershocks we really waited a bit more as this 4.7” – he said.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the tremors was at a depth of 5 kilometers, reports of casualties or damage were reported.