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Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia: USGS


PTI Sydney
Updated: 14-07-2019 12:13 IST
Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia: USGS

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A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami alert. The shallow quake hit 203 kilometers (126 miles) west of the beach resort of Broome, Western Australia, the USGS said.

The tremor was felt in Broome and in Port Hedland, Australia's biggest bulk export port, according to Geoscience Australia, which measured the quake at 6.5. In its initial assessment, the USGS said there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

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COUNTRY : Australia

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