Tag Archive | Canberra

MAGNITUDE 4.7 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2084 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 15:14:47.2 2015-08-03
2863 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 17:14:47.2 2015-08-03
4059 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 16:14:47.2 2015-08-03


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Severe Blizzard Warning Issued For Canberra, Australia

Severe Blizzard Warning

Damaging winds and blizzard conditions are forecast for the ACT and region, while snow will likely be down to 600 metres on Sunday morning.
 
A severe weather warning was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology on Saturday afternoon warning alpine-goers and Canberra residents of gusts of wind up to 125km/h.
 
As snow continued to fall at ski resorts on Saturday, a Bureau spokesman said Canberrans could expect to see snow on the Brindabellas.
 
“It’s not out of the question to get a little dusting of snow around the suburbs,” he said.
 
While southern suburbs experienced a smattering of hail amid heavy rainfall on Saturday afternoon, the Bureau predicts the worst is yet to come.
 
A strong cold front is forecast, bringing very cold, vigorous westerly winds during Sunday.
 
A maximum temperature of seven degrees was expected, but the wind chill has been tipped to make it feel like minus five outside.
 
Wind gusts could reach up to 125km/h in alpine regions, while the ACT could experience gusts of around 65km/h with peak gusts of up to 90km/h.
 
A spokesman for the ACT State Emergency Service said volunteers were on a heightened state of alert.
 
“If we do actually get snow in the urban areas, that will potentially build up on people’s roofs and gutters, and when it melts could cause leaks and so forth.”
 
“The main concern for the ACT SES, based on the weather information from the bureau, is very strong winds in the urban area of Canberra.”
 
He said the SES is advising Canberra residents to move vehicles undercover or away from trees and keep clear of fallen power lines.
 
“We encourage everyone to make sure they secure any loose items on their property to reduce the likelihood of them becoming projectiles if the winds are strong enough,” he said.
 
A Thredbo spokeswoman said the area had received 20 centimetres of snow since early Friday, with 70 centimetres expected before the snowstorm ended. 
 
“Temps are set to take a dive, making it ideal for snowmaking to complement the natural falls,” she said. 
 
Natural snow depth, last measured at Spencers Creek (1830m) on July 9, was 4.5 centimetres. At the same time last year, natural snow depth was recorded as more than 125 centimetres. The natural snow depth is not indicative of snowmaking or grooming.
 
A Perisher resort video, published on Friday, also showed skiers enjoying the snowfall.
Courtesy of canberratimes.com.au

MAGNITUDE 5.3 WESTERN INDIAN ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 15 km

Distances: 2738 km SW of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 17:28:54.0 2015-06-27
4204 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 19:28:54.0 2015-06-27
4504 km S of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 16:28:54.0 2015-06-27


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MAGNITUDE 5.3 WESTERN INDIAN ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 29 km

Distances: 1997 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 03:48:46.5 2015-05-26
2931 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 05:48:46.5 2015-05-26
4026 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 04:48:46.5 2015-05-26


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MAGNITUDE 4.9 WESTERN INDIAN ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 3280 km SW of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 16:13:58.3 2015-04-09
4686 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 18:13:58.3 2015-04-09
4766 km S of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 15:13:58.3 2015-04-09


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MAGNITUDE 5.0 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2354 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 05:42:49.5 2014-12-31
2604 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 07:42:49.5 2014-12-31
4108 km S of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 05:42:49.5 2014-12-31


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MAGNITUDE 5.1 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2690 km SW of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 16:18:29.0 2014-12-09
4098 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 18:18:29.0 2014-12-09
4583 km S of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 14:18:29.0 2014-12-09


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MAGNITUDE 4.8 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 16 km

Distances: 2892 km SW of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 01:11:12.7 2014-11-11
4294 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 03:11:12.7 2014-11-11
4647 km S of Dili, East Timor / pop: 150,000 / local time: 23:11:12.7 2014-11-10


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MAGNITUDE 4.7 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1957 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 18:23:18.6 2014-11-09
2893 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 20:23:18.6 2014-11-09
3982 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 18:23:18.6 2014-11-09


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MAGNITUDE 5.2 WESTERN INDIAN-ANTARCTIC RIDGE

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1972 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 18:12:04.2 2014-11-09
2904 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 20:12:04.2 2014-11-09
3998 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 18:12:04.2 2014-11-09


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