6/10/2013 — Central Australia — 5.8M Earthquake near Uluru / Ayers Rock + Mount Conner
June 10, 2013 — Central Australia experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake near the famous outback mountains of Uluru, and Mount Conner.
Seen in dozens of movies, documentaries, and even music videos — Uluru protrudes from the central Australian landscape, a few lonely strange mountains amidst a vast open desert.
The local Pitjantjatjara people call the landmark Uluṟu (Aboriginal pronunciation: [uluɻu]). This word has no further particular meaning in the Pitjantjatjara language, although it is used as a local family name by the senior Traditional Owners of Uluru.
On 19 July 1873, the surveyorWilliam Gosse sighted the landmark and named it Ayers Rock in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. Since then, both names have been used.
In 1993, a dual naming policy was adopted that allowed official names that consist of both the traditional…
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