Darwin is rocked by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia – with thousands waking up to the huge tremor
A powerful earthquake off the coast of Indonesia has been felt in the Northern Territory.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake was detected in the Arafura Sea 3.17am local time (4.47am AEDT) on Tuesday 308km from Tual City in the Maluku region, sparking a tsunami alert from Indonesian authorities.
The impact was felt in Darwin and other parts of the Top End, including Katherine as far south as Tennant Creek and into the far Southern Kimberly.
The Bureau of Meteorology says there’s no tsunami threat to Australia.
More 2000 reports have been lodged with Geoscience Australia as Darwin residents recall being woken by the terrifying tremor.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia has rocked Australia’s Top End
‘Quake in Indonesia shakes awake Darwin residents. Felt all the way to Katherine and Kununurra. Strongest I’ve ever felt my entire life in Darwin,’ Channel Nine political reporter Kathleen Gazzola tweeted.
Another posted: ‘That was the (most) intense earthquake I’ve ever felt since being in Darwin. Hope everyone is safe.’
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