Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes Western Australia

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes Western Australia – with hundreds of residents waking up to the tremors

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has hit the WA Great Southern town of Wagin shortly before 5.30am on Tuesday.

Tremors have been felt, including a 2.6 magnitude one near Darkan.

The quake was about eight kilometres deep, says Geoscience Australia, with 518 felt reports.

Wagin shire president Phillip Blight compared the light rumbling from the earthquake to a ‘truck driving past’.

‘It sustained enough to know it was an earthquake,’ he told The West Australian.

Ex-Perth lord mayor Lisa Scaffidi was among those to report feeling tremors as far away as the Western Australian capital. 

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