Darwin shook for five minutes by 7.2 magnitude earthquake

Parts of Darwin have been evacuated after an earthquake rocked the city this afternoon.

Initial reports show  a 7.2 magnitude quake struck in the Banda Sea, near Indonesia, shortly before 1.00pm.

Tremors were felt in Darwin’s Central Business District for around five minutes.


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Many buildings had to be evacuated, including hotels, businesses and schools.

The Bureau of Meterology in the Northern Territory says there is no threat of a tsunami.

No major injuries or damage to building have been reported yet.

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