Small earthquake recorded near Angaston

07/05/2013

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A 2.7 magnitude earthquake was recorded near Angaston in the Barossa Valley at 1:25pm yesterday.

David Love, Seismologist with the Geological Survey of South Australia within the Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy, said the earthquake was recorded about 13 kilometres northeast of the town.

“Yesterday’s earthquake is probably the largest recorded in the Barossa Valley since a magnitude 3.1 was recorded north of Truro in 2004,” Mr Love said. 

“Earthquakes of this magnitude can be felt up to 20 kilometres away.”

Mr Love said two very minor aftershocks were also recorded in the ten minutes following the event.

If you felt the earthquake, you can report it at www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes

Information on South Australian earthquakes can be found at

www.dmitre.sa.gov.au/earthquakes