A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near to Indonesia’s Tanimbar islands in the Banda Sea Monday, with tremors being felt as far away as northern Australia.
The earthquake hit at a depth of about 208 kilometers (129 miles), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Residents in the Australian city of Darwin, approximately 720 kilometers away (450 miles), said they could feel shaking due to the seismic activity.
EARTH TREMOUR!: Anyone else experience the big earth tremour across the city?
Our studios here in The Gardens was rocked for several minutes
— Nine News Darwin (@9NewsDarwin) June 24, 2019
There is no tsunami threat to Australia, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said.
The quake was one of several to hit the Indonesian archipelago Monday, with at least nine temblors also rocking the Indonesian side of the island of Papua, according to the USGS.
Though earthquakes are not as common in Australia, the continent does experience seismic activity due to tectonic plate movement.