Journal article

Source and Attenuation Properties of the 2012 Moe, Southeastern Australia, Earthquake Sequence

Ryan Hoult, Trevor Allen, Elodie Borleis, Wayne Peck, Anita Amirsardari

Seismological Research Letters | Seismological Society of America (SSA) | Published : 2021

Abstract

Abstract The 19 June 2012 local magnitude ML 5.4 (Mw 5.1) Moe earthquake, which occurred within the Australian stable continental region, was the largest seismic event for the state of Victoria, for more than 30 yr. Seismic networks in the southeast Australian region yielded many high-quality recordings of the moderate-magnitude earthquake mainshock and its largest aftershock (ML 4.4 and Mw 4.3) at a range of distances from the epicenter. The source and attenuation characteristics of the earthquake sequence are analyzed. Almost 15,000 felt reports were received following the mainshock, and its ground motions tripped a number of coal-fired power generators in the region amounti..

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