Saturday, 16 April 2011

Finally Earthquake hits Australia as well!!!

An earthquake has shaken cities in northeastern Australia but no damage has been reported and no tsunami warning issued.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.2 temblor that hit on Saturday afternoon was centered about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the sea floor and about 80 miles (125 kilometers) southeast of the coastal city of Townsville in Queensland state.

Townsville councilor Natalie Marr says the quake was felt in the city, but that there were no reports of damage.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported from Queensland that residents in several towns and cities along the coast felt the quake.

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