According to Geoscience Australia, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near Australia
It was reported earlier that the earthquake was “potentially tsunamigenic,” meaning it could lead to a tsunami. However, that information has since been retracted.
The US Geological Survey (USGS) has put the quake at a 5.9, with a depth of 10km (6.2 miles).
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The quake struck at 8:58am GMT, 1704.1km (1058.8 miles) off the coast of Queenstown, Australia.
It is less than three weeks since a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the southeast of Western Australia. It was the state’s biggest quake in almost 30 years.
Over 30 earthquakes have been reported near the mining town of Norsemanv (located 720km from Perth) in Western Australia since the past month.