Moderate Earthquake Jolts Western Australia

A coastal Western Australian (WA) town was early this morning jolted by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. However, no reports of damage have been reported.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was 370 kilometres north-east of Carnarvon at a depth of 9.8 kilometres.

As per Geoscience Australia, the earthquake was measured at the depth of 15 kilometres. It also described the tremor as moderate.

In the town of Onslow, on the coast north of Exmouth, residents said they did not realise it was an earthquake that jolted them this morning.

Geoscience Australia said today’s earthquake was the largest quake recoreded Western Australia in 2011.