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Earthquake felt by thousands of Western Sydney residents

Mar 9, 2024

Thousands of western Sydney residents reported feeling and earthquake which shook parts of Sydney last night.

Australia’s earthquake monitoring centre, Geoscience Australia reported that a 3.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8.53pm yesterday. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Blue Mountains National Park, just west of Warragamba dam, nine kilometres beneath the surface. 

While the quake was short lived it sparked more than 5090 reports from people who “felt” the tremor.

Fire and Rescue said they had received just two call for assistance. They responded to a home in Glenmore Park which received structural damage to the roof and a unit block in Kingsford with reports of a crack in the wall. 

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