‘My bed was shaking’: Magnitude 5.6 earthquake rocks Western Australia with residents in Perth feeling the shock
- Magnitude 5.6 earthquake has been felt in Western Australia’s southwest region
- Residents in Perth, 410km north of the earthquake origin, also felt the impact
- Homeowners claimed their windows started rattling and bed began shaking
- There is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Western Australia’s southwest region.
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre detected the earthquake, reported being centred near Walpole, just before 1pm local time on Sunday.
Perth residents, roughly 410 kilometres north of the earthquake origin in Walpole, reported feeling the earthquake.
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has been felt in Western Australia’s southwest region
‘My chair moved and heard a rumble,’ one Canning Vale woman told 7 News.
‘My windows started rattling as they always do when construction work is going on up the road. It must have been the earthquake’ added another man.
A third woman from Harrisdale told the publication her ‘bed was shaking and the ceiling light was moving from side to side’.
There is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, island or territories, the centre says.