Kalgoorlie-Boulder records magnitude 3.0 earthquake just days after shocking Goldfield miners

Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents woke up with a start after two earthquakes in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The first, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake, struck just after 1:00 AM at a depth of 4.02 km, the second felt around 1:15 AM and measured 2.8 on the Richter scale.

Locals took to Facebook to share their experiences, with one saying the former “felt much bigger than a 3.0” while another said they “slept through both”.

Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents woke up with a start after two earthquakes in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Camera iconKalgoorlie-Boulder residents woke up with a start after two earthquakes in the early hours of Saturday morning. Credit: Facebook

It comes just days after BHP revealed they had lost communication with some underground miners after an earthquake rocked the Nickel West site near Leinster, 370km northwest of Kalgoorlie.

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The 3.5 seismic event, which occurred around 3:24 p.m. Wednesday in the Goldfields region, saw a massive blackout and loss of communication with the underground team.

A spokesman later confirmed that the miners were all safe and unharmed.

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