An earthquake jolted the Adelaide Hills last night, sending tremors across the metropolitan region.

The quake, measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale, originated beneath Mount Barker at a depth of 22 kilometers around 7:16 PM local time.

Within two hours, over 300 reports of the earthquake had flooded in. However, David Love, the chief seismologist of the Seismological Association of Australia, noted that many individuals might not have perceived the tremor due to its significant depth.

“Some individuals did experience mild tremors, but the depth of the quake lessened its impact,” Love commented.

This event is not unprecedented for the Hills. In March 2022, a magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled the area. Subsequent seismic activity included two tremors in April 2023, one in January 2024, and two more in April of the current year.

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