Earthquake News

Darwin experienced an earthquake of magnitude 6.0; hundreds of locals awoke to the tremors.

On Wednesday morning, an earthquake shook the north of Australia once more.

The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.0 to 6.2, was felt most strongly in Darwin and is thought to have originated in the Banda Sea, 321 kilometers northeast of Dili, East Timor.

Around 6.25 a.m. on Wednesday, residents in the capital of the Northern Territory reported feeling the earthquake shaking furniture and knocking objects off shelves.

The earthquake's depth was 129 kilometers. This is thought to have been an aftershock of a larger earthquake that struck the region less than a month ago.

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake was believed to have been centred in the Banda Sea, 321km north-east of Dili, East Timor, and was felt strongly in Darwin. The red dot shows the location of the earthquake on Wednesday

A significant earthquake of a magnitude of 6.0 was felt in Darwin and is thought to have originated in the Banda Sea, 321 kilometers northeast of Dili, East Timor. The red dot indicates where the Wednesday earthquake occurred.

In the Banda Sea, 250 kilometers northeast of Dili and 50 kilometers east of Indonesia's Maluku islands, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck on December 30.

The Banda Sea is a region that Geoscience Australia considers to be "very active."

No damage was reported in Darwin, and there have been no reports from Timor as of yet.

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred a week ago in Perth shook the city.

On Wednesday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology acknowledged the earthquake but promptly allayed concerns by declaring there would be no risk of a tsunami.

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