Darwin rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday night


Australian city is rocked by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake with hundreds of residents feeling the tremor: ‘Felt like it came in waves’

  • Banda Sea in Darwin recorded a 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 10.59 last night 
  • According to Geoscience Australia, the earthquake reached a depth of 156km 

Australia’s Northern Territory has been hit with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake late on Tuesday night. 

According to Geoscience Australia, the earthquake struck in the Banda Sea, Darwin at 10.59pm and was recorded at a depth of 156km. 

There are no reports of damage. 

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there was no tsunami threat to the Australian coastline.

Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris said that she felt the tremor: ‘Just felt a little earthquake in Darwin’. 

Other Territorians also commented on feeling their rooms shaking.

‘DARWIN ARE YOU FEELING THESE TREMORS?!?!?,’ one wrote.

Another said the tremor ‘felt like it came in waves’.

It comes only months after the Northern Territory experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. 

The earthquake back in May was recorded at a depth of 65km.

More to come. 

According to Geoscience Australia, the earthquake struck in the Banda Sea, Darwin at 10.59pm and was recorded at a depth of 156km

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