'70 aftershocks': Another earthquake registered off WA coast near Broome

Another earthquake has struck off the coast of Western Australia, near Broome, less than a week after a 6.5 magnitude undersea quake hit the same region.

WA’s north has been rocked by 70 aftershocks since last Sunday's 6.6 magnitude earthquake, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services confirmed.

WA's north has experienced 70 aftershocks since Sunday's 6.6 magnitude earthquake. Source: Department of Fire and Emergency Services

The latest Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) report at 10.47am AEST Saturday confirmed a new quake struck off the coast of Broome.

However, “There is no Tsunami threat to Australia,” the weather authority assured.

More aftershocks are likely, but they are expected to decline in frequency and magnitude, according to Geoscience Australia.

Earthquake felt as far as Perth

People as far as Perth reported feeling last Sunday’s tremor after it struck at 3.39pm AEST off the shore between Port Hedland and Broome, in the Indian Ocean, GeoScience Australia reported.

It was reported that the quake caused stock to be shaken off the shelves at the local Woolworths supermarket.

Weekend Wind Warnings for WA

A Coastal Wind Warning is in place for the state over the weekend, with a Gale Warning for the Albany Coast, and a Strong Wind Warning for the Bunbury Geographe Coast, Leeuwin Coast, Esperance Coast and Eucla Coast, the BOM has warned.

On Sunday Gale Wind Warnings are observed for the Leeuwin Coast, Albany Coast and Esperance Coast, while a Strong Wind Warning extends to the Ningaloo Coast, Bunbury Geographe Coast, and Eucla Coast.

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