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Western Australia is rocked by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Indian Ocean

Western Australia is rocked by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake in the Indian Ocean – as startled residents report strong shaking

  • Western Australia has been rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake
  • The undersea earthquake occurred at 3.39pm on Sunday off the shore
  • There is no threat of a tsunami to the Australian mainland, islands or territories
  • The tremors caused products to fly off the shelves in stores across the coast

Western Australia has been rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean. 

The undersea earthquake occurred at 3.39pm (AEST) on Sunday off shore between Port Hedland and Broome in the Indian Ocean, GeoScience Australia reported.

There is no threat of a tsunami to the Australian mainland, islands or territories, the weather bureau states.

The shakes were felt by residents across the entire coast, from the Kimberley region through to Pilbara. 

Western Australia has been rocked by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the Indian Ocean

Products were sent flying off shelves in some stores near the coast.

One photo taken in the cosmetics aisle at Target showed items sprawled across the floor as confused customers looked on. 

More than 800 people have already registered with the official government website confirming they felt the quake.

Two of the registered confirmations came from Brisbane and Melbourne.  

More to come. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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