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Major 6.6 earthquake strikes west of Australian beach resort – USGS

Major 6.6 earthquake strikes west of Australian beach resort – USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck the Rowley Shelf, west of the Australian beach resort of Broome, on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

There was no immediate information about damage or casualties. The quake hit at a depth of 10km (6 miles), about 202km (126 miles) from the town of Broome in the state of Western Australia. No tsunami warning has been issued.