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Albany, Ocean Beach, Kentdale feel tremors



Thousands of Western Australians woke up this morning with an earthquake, with tremors that felt throughout the southwest of the state.

The magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck in Kojonup with the inhabitants between Perth and Albany woken up by shaking their homes shortly after 5 am WA Time.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center took over the earthquake and confirmed that there was no threat to the tsunami on the Australian continent, islands or territories.

During the night, much of the state experienced smaller noises from a separate earthquake. [19659003] At the beginning of this week, new data revealed that the proximity of the northwest coast of WA to the active zone of the earthquake in Indonesia poses a higher tsunami risk than the rest of the country.

The latest tsunami risk modeling created by Geoscience Australia updates data a decade ago, and will be used in disaster risk management, evacuation plans and infrastructure planning.

Although the possibility of a tsunami hits the WA The coast remains low, there have been more than 50 cases of tsunamis recorded in Australia after the European settlement with the greatest impacts in that region, said the Minister of the North Australia Matt Canavan in a statement on Monday.


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