A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck Indonesia

Tremors were felt in Darwin, with residents warned of aftershocks.
A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck Indonesia

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck the Tanimbar region of Indonesia, with tremors felt as far as Darwin, which is approximately 600km away.

A seismologist for Geoscience told ABC Radio Darwin it was the largest in the area since 2010, and resulted in 2600 reports of tremors to Australian authorities.

The Bureau of Meteorology said there is no threat of a tsunami to Australia or nearby territories.

The earthquake

According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake occurred at a depth of 105.1km (in blue below). It was followed by another earthquake at a 5.4 magnitude.

“[I] suspect a few of us are going to need a coffee (or four) to get going later this morning after that shock. Please be wary of aftershocks, Territorians.”

NT Chief Minister Natasha Fyles, via Facebook

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