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6/10/2013 — Central Australia — 5.8M Earthquake near Uluru / Ayers Rock + Mount Conner

June 10, 2013

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.

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Uluru

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.[1]

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.[2] 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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