student asks: will an earthquake occur in tasmania?
I think you’re probably alluding to Dr. Owuor’s prediction, to which I have given my thoughts.
But to answer your question as it stands let me refer you to a Mineral Resources Tasmania page that I googled that states:
In Tasmania, a significant earthquake swarm (ranging up approx 6.9 Mw) was recorded in the late 1800s with the epicentre located east of Flinders Island near the edge of the continental shelf. These earthquakes caused damage to buildings at Launceston. From this evidence alone a large future earthquake must be regarded as possible, although the low seismicity and short duration baseline of instrumental monitoring makes it very difficult to determine likelihood.