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6.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Australia

Canberra, July 14 : An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted parts off northwest Australia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The shallow earthquake at struck at 1.39 p.m. with a depth of 10.0 km, was centred 202 km west of Broome, a city on the coast of Western Australia, Xinhua news agency quoted the USGS as saying.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has not released a tsunami warning.

There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.

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6.6-magnitude earthquake jolts Australia


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