The Earthquake that shook Broome has officially ticked over as the largest to ever hit our state, WA. Reaching 6.6 on the Richter Scale, the quake, fortunately, came from 300kms offshore.
Seismologist Phil Cummins says the effects could have been devasting if it originated in a city.
7 aftershocks have been felt this morning including one that reached 5.5 magnitude. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has cleared the risk of a tsunami after these movements. This puts the total up to 25, and we will probably continue to feel these aftershocks for a few more days.
Across the weekend, over 800 people registered online to say that they had felt the earthquake. There were reports from Darwin all the way to Esperance, including 70 registered in Perth.
A 6.5 magnitude #earthquake has struck off the coast of #Broome. A staff member from Matso’s Restaurant said “it was shaken like crazy,” as they evacuated diners. Products were also knocked from Broome Woolworths shelves. Reports of tremors being felt in Perth. #wanews pic.twitter.com/I0ie2Z32oW
— Tex Reeks (@TexReeks) July 14, 2019