Earthquake strikes inland Pilbara

The West Australian
VideoThe 4.8 magnitude quake hit south-east of Port Hedland.

Residents in the State's north west were rattled by an earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to Geoscience Australia the 4.8 magnitude quake struck at 3.11am north of Nullagine in the Pilbara at a depth of 15km.

There are no reports of damage and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no threat of a tsunami.

The north of WA has received quite a shake in the last month with the biggest earthquake ever recorded in the State’s history hitting Broome on July 14.

That 6.6 incident was even bigger than the 6.5 magnitude earthquake the destroyed the Wheatbelt town of Meckering in 1968.

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