Residents in the Northern Territory have literally been left shaking after an earthquake struck the region.
The 5.4 magnitude quake hit the Tanami Desert about 1100km south of Darwin on Thursday at 11.56am, according to Geoscience Australia.
Tashiana Williams, a resident of Willowra about 100km east of where the quake occurred, told the NT News the quake last for about a minute.
Did you feel the Earth move in Central Australia? At approximately 11:56 am ACST we recorded a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in the Tanami Desert, Northern Territory. If you felt the earthquake, you can complete a felt report online: https://t.co/rE9TdDGauD #eqaus pic.twitter.com/DAJ0dQZfl2
— Geoscience Australia (@GeoscienceAus) May 30, 2019
“I had no idea what was going on and I was scared ‘cause I’ve never felt an earthquake before,” she told the paper.
A number of other residents also reported feeling the quake on Volcano Discovery.com.
A worker at the Granites gold mine in Tanami said their computer, desk and chair shook for about four to five minutes.
An Alice Springs resident claims their office on the first floor of a building shook three times and described a “rumbling noise like a large truck going by”.
Another described the shaking as like “a room full of people were doing star jumps” in the offices on both sides of them.
More to come.
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