Darwin (Northern Territory) office buildings were evacuated on Monday, June 24, following a large and deep 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia. The quake, which occurred at 12:23 (local time), rattled buildings in the northern Australian city. The epicenter was located approximately 705 km (435 mi) north-northwest of Darwin at a depth of 208 km (130 mi). No tsunami warning was issued and at least one major aftershock of 5.2-magnitude was recorded at 12:58. Further aftershocks are likely in the coming hours and days.
Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for aftershocks.
In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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