Powerful earthquake shakes popular tourist place in Australia: ‘Our house started shaking’
- Earthquake detected in Broome
- Locals say their cabinets were shaking
A strong earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Broome, in the far north of Western Australia.
The magnitude 4.9 quake was detected just after 7 p.m. (AEST) on Monday, about 200 kilometers offshore, west of the popular tourist resort, at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Some residents said they felt their cabinets vibrate and saw their houseplants move — despite no breeze.
One said it lasted nearly five minutes, while another claimed ornaments moved on their mantelpiece.
“The whole house and windows were shaking,” said Josh Osgood.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat from the quake.
Tremors felt in Broome around 5.02pm WST this afternoon due to a magnitude 4.9 submarine earthquake off the coast about 125 miles from Broome,” the Bureau tweeted.
‘No tsunami threat off WA west coast including Broome.’
More to come.