magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit Australia some 460 kilometers
southwest of the town of Alice Springs in the country’s Northern
Territory, the US Geological Survey has reported.
to USGS, the epicenter of the quake occurred at a shallow depth of 10
have so far been no reports of casualties or destruction so far.
earthquake took place on Saturday at 3:54 am local time in a sparsely
populated area southeast of Kaltukatjara in the Northern Territory
and northwest of Kalka Homeland in South Australia, BNO News
earthquake may have been felt as far as 507 kilometers from its
epicenter, although any damage would be limited to a 40 kilometer
radius, according to Geoscience Australia estimations.
current quake is one of the strongest to hit mainland Australia since
August 1997, when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake was recorded off Collier
Bay on the far north coast of West Australia.