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14 Jul 2019 | 06:13 AM UTC

Australia: 6.6-magnitude earthquake hits off Western Australia coast July 14

Australia News Alert

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off the shore of Broome (Western Australia) on July 14; no tsunami warning immediately issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/14/2019, 1:00 PM until 7/14/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/West). COUNTRY/REGION Broome, Western Australia

Event

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck approximately 202 km (126 mi) west off the coast of Broome (Western Australia) around 13:39 (local time) on Sunday, July 14. The quake hit at a depth of around 10 km (6 mi). Australian officials did not immediately issue a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

Aftershocks are possible over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in affected areas are advised to monitor developments, prepare for aftershocks, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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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