A magnitude 4.3 earthquake with a depth of 12km struck off the coast of Broome, Western Australia at 4:30 AM local time this morning.
As far as quakes go, a magnitude of 4.3 is relatively low, placed on the “light” bracket of the scale. Despite some reports claiming the tremors could be felt “up to 84 km away“, Broome residents were reportedly none the wiser of one of the few earthquakes to strike Australia this year.
— Graeme Powell (@GraemePowell3) October 7, 2015
Although the earthquake was recorded on a live tracker this morning, it didn’t even register on the map:
Commentary—suspiciously lacking on Twitter, mind—includes:
“Broome’s most exciting event since the last croc sighting“, “didn’t feel a thing” and “What was that? The cups are rattling in the cupboard.“
Broome. YOU WILL REBUILD.
via 9 News.