Small earthquake hits Canberra

02 January 2005 | 05:50 Code : 4605 Geoscience events
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THE national capital was shaken but not stirred by a small earthquake this afternoon. The tremor measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale hit at about 2pm AEDT with its

THE national capital was shaken but not stirred by a small earthquake this afternoon.
The tremor measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale hit at about 2pm AEDT with its epicentre 20 kilometres west of Canberra in the Namadgi National Park. Director of the Australian Seismological Centre Kevin McCue said the quake would not have caused any damage, and would only have been noticed by bushwalkers in the area. "It's not a big one, but it's big in terms of the quakes that we get in the Canberra area and big enough to be felt," Mr McCue told AAP.

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