Strong earthquake strikes Australia's west coast

Strong earthquake strikes Australia's west coast
Photo credit: Geoscience Australia

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Australia on Sunday, terrifying nearby residents.

The quake hit at a depth of 10km about 203km from the beach resort of Broome at around 5:39pm (NZ time), the United States Geological Survey says. 

There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties, however locals were quick to take to Twitter in panic.

"Just got hammered by a 6.5 earthquake. The whole house shook for a good 15 seconds.. woke the cat up too," one person posted.

"THERE WAS JUST AN EARTHQUAKE WHERE I LIVE AND WE NEVER GET THEM WHAT IS HAPPENING??!!" another said.

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