5.3-Magnitude Quake Rocks Western Australia - USGS
13:21 GMT 13.11.2021 (Updated: 14:21 GMT 13.11.2021)
The last strong quake to hit Australia occurred in September, which resulted in damaged buildings in the east of the country.
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit western Australia on Saturday, 13 November, the US Geological Survey said. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said the magnitude was 5.9 on the Richter scale. The tremors were registered at 9.30 PM local time.
The epicentre of the quake was 13 kilometres west-southwest of the town of Marble Bar in the state of Western Australia, the EMSC noted.
According to the website Volcano Discovery, the tremors were felt throughout Western Australia, with residents describing that they experienced "vibrations" and "shaking".
There are no reports of casualties or any damage so far.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has taken to Twitter to say there is no tsunami threat in the wake of the earthquake.
The last strong earthquake to hit Australia occurred on 22 September 2021. A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Melbourne and Eastern Victoria, resulting in damage to buildings. The main tremor was followed by a series of aftershocks that ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 on the Richter scale.