Earth tremor strikes near Palmer

The orange dot indicates the location of an earth tremor experienced Wednesday evening near Palmer and experienced in the Barossa.
The orange dot indicates the location of an earth tremor experienced Wednesday evening near Palmer and experienced in the Barossa.

An earth tremor measuring a magnitude of 3.2 and striking near the township of Palmer was also felt as far as the Barossa and surrounding regions.

The quake, which hit about 8.30pm on Wednesday, was recorded by Geoscience Australia.

According to their site, it’s depth spanned 13km, yet reports through social media revealed it was felt further into the Barossa, including townships of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Williamstown, with reports of ‘windows and doors rattling’.

This is the third time the the rural region has recorded earthquakes with Robertstown residents experiencing a tremor just after midnight on February 8, measuring a magnitude of 2.0 and spanning more than 10km.

It was Adrian Menzel, living four kilometres north of Robertstown, on the Worlds End Highway, who altered media to a noise he had experienced “in the distance”.

In mid April another tremor struck half way between Truro and Kapunda.

A handful of Greenock’s early risers took to social media to question if others in the village had felt an earth tremor. Geoscience Australia later confirmed a tremor had hit at about 5am on April 19, at a magnitude of 2.7.