Seems like two different quakes one in Indonesia and a somewhat smaller one in Australia - Melodi

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A massive earthquake has struck eastern Indonesia while parts of Western Australia have been rocked by the strongest ever quake to hit the state.

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News Corp Australia NetworkJULY 14, 20198:18PM

Parts of Western Australia have been rocked by the strongest ever earthquake to hit the state, with tremors being felt f...

A massive earthquake has hit off the remote Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia with panicked residents running into the streets.

The quake comes hours after Western Australia felt its strongest ever earthquake, which shook residents from Broome to as far south as Perth.

The Indonesian quake struck about 165 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28pm local time, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake hit off remote islands in eastern Indonesia. Picture: USGS
The quake hit off remote islands in eastern Indonesia. Picture: USGSSource:Supplied

“The earthquake was quite strong, sending residents to flee outside, they are panicking and many are now waiting on the roadside,” local disaster mitigation official Mansur, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.

Officials were assessing the situation but there were no immediate reports of casualties, Mansur said.

No tsunami warning is in place. The province was also hit by a 6.9-magnitude tremor last week but no extensive damage was reported.

The Australian quake registered at 6.6 magnitude off the Kimberley coast in the Indian Ocean about 3.39pm AEST.

It was followed by a series of aftershocks including a 4.1 quake.

No damage or casualties have been reported.

The United States Geological Survey said that quake hit at a depth of 33km, about 203km offshore from Broome.

Region: Offshore North-West WA, Indian Ocean
Mag: 6.5
UTC: 2019-07-14 05:39:22
Lat: -18.35, Lon:120.29
Dep: 0km …


Felt #earthquake M6.4 strikes 210 km W of #Broome (#Australia) 15 min ago. Please report to:

WA residents from Broome, Port Headland, Karratha, Busselton and Perth all reported feeling shakes from the quake.

Some residents in Darwin in the Northern Territory also reported feeling tremors.

There is no threat of a tsunami to the Australian mainland, islands or territories.


Derby resident Jody Gaunt was having a beer with friends when they felt the quake.

“We were sitting outside and our chairs were rocking,” she told AAP. “The trees stopped moving and the breeze stopped blowing.

“We were thinking, ‘Is this real or not real?’ We’ve never had an earthquake up here, or a tremor.”

Ms Gaunt, 53, said the quake was the talk of the neighbourhood and it was reported that stock had been shaken off the shelves at the local Woolworths. The Roey Hotel employee Cindy told AAP she saw cars moving in the earthquake.

“I was outside and I just saw the cars moving. It was a bit scary. You could see them moving. A few things fell off the walls onto the floors,” she said. “It just went for a few seconds.” Gary, who works at the Mercure Hotel in Broome, said it started as a little shake before the doors and walls rattled.

“It started off with a shake, it was not too crazy and then it developed into quite a shake,” he told AAP, after experiencing his first earthquake.

“It was quite nerve-racking. We made our way outside. It was not too strong, it almost felt like when you are in a car and the wind is a bit strong, and then it started picking up.”

Locals took to social media to report they had felt the earth move. Deb Hannagan, from Broome, tweeted: “We just had an earthquake in Broome! The whole house was shaking and it went for ages. Never experienced anything like it before — quite amazing!”

Matt Young
Just witnessed an Earthquake in Broome...whole grandstand was shaking and people darting away and onto the track. Magnitude 6.8 😳😳😳


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Earthquake felt in Broome and Northern WA. Some photos from the shops.

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Region: Offshore North-West WA, Indian Ocean
Mag: 4.1
UTC: 2019-07-14 06:35:24
Lat: -18.41, Lon:120.30
Dep: 10km …

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Before today, largest earthquake to hit WA was a magnitude 6.5. It hit the town of Meckering, not far from Perth, in October 14 1968 and reduced parts of the town to rubble.

That quake lasted for only 40 seconds but was felt 700km away.

Australia’s largest recorded quake was a magnitude 6.6. It hit Tennant Creek in the NT in 1988.

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, where tectonic plates collide.

Last year, a 7.5-magnitude quake and a subsequent tsunami in Palu on Sulawesi island killed more than 2,200 people with another thousand declared missing.

On December 26, 2004, a devastating 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra and triggered a tsunami that killed 220,000 throughout the region, including around 170,000 in Indonesia.

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419The quake hit off remote islands in eastern Indonesia. Picture: USGS
Large earthquakes rock Indonesia, Western Australia