Major Australian city rocked by magnitude 6.2 earthquake: residents describe intense shaking
Darwin was startled by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the Banda Sea.
There are no reports of damage in Australia or near Timor Leste.
The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck at about 1:30 a.m. local time.
The tremors were felt by more than 500 Darwin residents.
‘Wow! That earthquake was as big as some we had in NZ. Didn’t expect to be shaken up in Darwin,” wrote Jessa Rogers.
Georgie Dickson said, ‘Get up and shine AGAIN Darwin. Awakened by what can only be assumed to be tremors of an earthquake.’
“We just had another small quake. Bot diff this 1.1 big shake – fet like someone bumped my char, then small waves for 30 seconds. Big roar in the distance after that too.’
“There was only a very mild one that shook the bed for a few seconds, but no other evidence like rattling windows. However, it woke everyone up. Woo – it’s my first earthquake I haven’t slept through!’
More to come.