Quake shakes homes, rattles windows in NSW

AN earthquake measuring almost 4.0 on the Richter Scale has been recorded in Central West New South Wales.

The 3.8 magnitude quake originated from near the Cadia-Ridgeway Gold Mine, south of Orange, around 12.46pm on Sunday.

It’s estimated the quake could have been felt by people up to 50km away from its epicentre, GeoScience Australia reported.


(Source: GeoScience Australia)

Residents living in the nearby towns of Orange and Blayney reported feeling the earth move beneath their feet.

One resident told the Blayney Chronicle the “substantial shake” rattled his windows and caused his roof to “shudder”.

A 4.3 magnitude quake struck just four kilometres from the Cadia mine on April 14 last year, leading to a complete evacuation of the site.

No further information was available at the time of writing.