AustraliaEarthquake hits WA's south, 'moving and rumbling and shaking' houses

01:56  09 november  2018
01:56  09 november  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake felt across central New Zealand

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake felt across central New Zealand A strong, deep 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit 20 km south of Taumarunui has been felt around the country.

A minor earthquake has struck the south -west of England and south Wales, the British Geological Survey has said. The 21-year-old said: “We heard the noises before we felt the rumble , and then the house shook for a couple of seconds before it stopped.”

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Earthquake hits WA's south, 'moving and rumbling and shaking' houses © Provided by ABC News The quake struck the Lake Muir area, about 330km south of Perth, just after 5:00am.

A magnitude-5.4 earthquake has hit the Lake Muir area of Western Australia's south-west, about 330 kilometres south of Perth.

The quake struck just after 5:00am, with residents reporting tremors as far away as Albany and Pemberton.

Jane Beswick in Kojonup, about 150 kilometres away, said she was woken up by the earthquake.

"Well I was dead to the world," she said.

"It was eight minutes past five because I looked at the clock as soon as I felt the tremor."

"The wardrobe started rattling because I've got timber floors and the house shook."

Frank, from Bridgetown, said it was the largest tremor he had felt since moving to the area almost 15 years ago.

"There was like a rush of wind … and then the house started moving and rumbling and shaking. It was very loud," he said.

It is the second strong earthquake to hit the area in the past two months.

A magnitude-5.7 quake hit the Lake Muir area on September 16.

More to come.

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