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Earthquake recorded near Jamestown


Monday 28 March 2011

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded near Jamestown in South Australia’s Mid North.

David Love, Seismologist with the Geological Survey Branch of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia, says the earthquake occurred at 10pm on Sunday 27 March, 7 km west of Jamestown.

Mr Love said the earthquake had been felt in Jamestown, Gladstone, Appila and Pekina.

“Residents up to 20 km or 30 km away say they heard a rumbling and felt some mild shaking from the event,” he said.

“Previous recent earthquakes in the region include a magnitude 2.9 near Jamestown on 13 February and a magnitude 3.5 north-east of Orroroo on 20 February.”

There have been no reports of damage from the earthquake.

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