The 2.8 magnitude earthquake recorded off the coast of Bowen early on Christmas morning, 2016 (yellow dot).
The 2.8 magnitude earthquake recorded off the coast of Bowen early on Christmas morning, 2016 (yellow dot). Geoscience Australia

Christmas quake one of dozens of aftershocks off Bowen

PRESENTS weren't the only surprise in store for Mackay-Whitsunday residents on Christmas morning.

A 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded north-east of the coast of Bowen at 5:48am Sydney time (4.48am in Mackay) on Sunday, according to Geoscience Australia.

It was likely an aftershock of the significant 5.8 magnitude quake which struck off the coast of Bowen about 2.30pm on August 18, which was the second biggest quake ever recorded on the east coast of Australia.

It's not known whether the latest quake was felt in Bowen or further afield.

Meanwhile, there's been 66 aftershocks in the region since the Bowen quake, with some ranging up to 4.0 magnitude.

 

There's been 66 aftershocks recorded in the Bowen region since August's 5.8 magnitude earthquake.
There's been 66 aftershocks recorded in the Bowen region since August's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Geoscience Australia

Aftershocks Since August's Earthquake

  • 5.8 (Magnitude) - 18 August 2016 @ 14:30:07 (Sydney time), -19.768 (Latitude), 148.863 (Longitude), Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD (Location). Reported felt.
  • 3.8 - 18 August 2016 @ 14:38:49, -19.740, 148.879, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.9 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:09:27, -19.788, 148.855, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.6 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:23:53, -19.703, 148.897, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 4.0 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:30:34, -19.727, 148.922, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.3 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:36:27, -19.801, 148.742, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.7 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:53:58, -19.732, 148.848, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 18 August 2016 @ 15:57:33, -19.773, 148.906, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 18 August 2016 @ 17:34:58, -19.872, 148.909, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.4 - 18 August 2016 @ 18:56:46, -19.854, 148.890, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.8 - 18 August 2016 @ 19:23:32, -19.852, 148.828, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.5 - 18 August 2016 @ 19:30:50, -19.828, 148.820, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.7 - 18 August 2016 @ 20:06:42, -19.787, 148.871, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.3 - 18 August 2016 @ 23:57:19, -19.825, 148.928, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.4 - 19 August 2016 @ 00:03:05, -19.921, 148.933, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.6 - 19 August 2016 @ 01:05:29, -19.947, 148.901, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.3 - 19 August 2016 @ 01:47:30, -19.935, 148.969, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.5 - 19 August 2016 @ 01:51:59, -19.956, 148.921, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.8 - 19 August 2016 @ 02:22:57, -19.829, 148.793, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.4 - 19 August 2016 @ 03:17:41, -19.920, 148.853, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 4.1 - 19 August 2016 @ 04:27:36, -19.785, 148.841, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 3.1 - 19 August 2016 @ 07:37:56, -19.819, 148.821, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.2 - 19 August 2016 @ 21:15:42, -19.795, 148.758, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.1 - 20 August 2016 @ 03:03:31, -19.842, 148.802, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.4 - 20 August 2016 @ 06:40:30, -19.968, 148.729, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.5 - 20 August 2016 @ 08:41:40, -19.982, 148.707, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.4 - 20 August 2016 @ 09:56:42, -19.809, 148.855, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.1 - 20 August 2016 @ 10:53:36, -19.795, 148.728, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.2 - 20 August 2016 @ 11:17:20, -19.827, 148.951, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.8 - 20 August 2016 @ 17:10:39, -19.806, 148.707, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.2 - 21 August 2016 @ 02:46:39, -19.804, 148.82,0 Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.3 - 21 August 2016 @ 06:10:58, -19.736, 148.726, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.3 - 21 August 2016 @ 15:21:29, -19.748, 148.699, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.9 - 21 August 2016 @ 22:35:54, -19.774, 148.764, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.0 - 21 August 2016 @ 22:47:23, -19.830, 148.800, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.4 - 22 August 2016 @ 02:18:15, -19.746, 148.657, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.7 - 22 August 2016 @ 17:55:47, -19.710, 148.685, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.9 - 22 August 2016 @ 18:34:07, -19.786, 148.762, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.7 - 23 August 2016 @ 01:03:39, -19.785, 148.763, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.8 - 23 August 2016 @ 05:05:06, -19.739, 148.744, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.9 - 23 August 2016 @ 08:47:17, -19.816, 148.815, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.8 - 23 August 2016 @ 17:36:08, -19.815, 148.803, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.5 - 23 August 2016 @ 21:20:03, -19.860, 148.912, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.6 - 25 August 2016 @ 04:21:49, -19.846, 148.786, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.6 - 25 August 2016 @ 08:40:15, -19.865, 148.805, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 25 August 2016 @ 14:51:52, -19.752, 148.709, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.3 - 25 August 2016 @ 19:10:49,-19.772, 148.776, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 1.9 - 26 August 2016 @ 02:44:45, -19.749, 148.693, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 27 August 2016 @ 13:53:41, -19.654, 148.502, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.7 - 29 August 2016 @ 17:30:47, -19.773, 148.762, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.7 - 30 August 2016 @ 07:27:51, -19.696, 148.623, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 3.9 - 30 August 2016 @ 09:38:21, -19.836, 148.805, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.2 - 30 August 2016 @ 15:20:55, -19.753, 148.777, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.1 - 31 August 2016 @ 02:15:54, -19.708, 148.611, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.0 - 01 September 2016 @ 02:25:18, -19.924, 148.804, Offshore E of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 1.6 - 03 September 2016 @ 04:22:15, -19.713, 148.718, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 04 September 2016 @ 06:14:58, -19.804, 148.741, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 1.8 - 19 September 2016 @ 00:29:00, -19.855, 148.812, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.6 - 24 September 2016 @ 20:25:58, -19.890, 148.851, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.6 - 26 September 2016 @ 22:15:23, -19.798, 148.804, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD. Reported felt.
  • 3.0 - 27 September 2016 @ 07:54:41, -19.880, 148.769, Offshore NE of Bowen QLD. Reported felt.
  • 2.4 - 01 October 2016 @ 23:08:40, -19.854, 148.817, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.9 - 14 October 2016 @ 00:12:42, -19.850, 148.769, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD Reported felt.
  • 2.2 - 16 October 2016 @ 01:43:56, -19.499, 148.839, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.8 - 16 October 2016 @ 05:26:33, -19.780, 148.812, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 3.5 - 11 December 2016 @ 03:25:24, -19.698, 148.675, NE of Bowen, QLD.
  • 2.8 - 25 December 2016 @ 05:48:42, -19.790, 148.741, Offshore NE of Bowen, QLD.

(Source: Geoscience Australia)


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