Darwin Residents Evacuated Following Earthquake

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Darwin has been shaken after an earthquake in the Banda Sea off Indonesia.

The NT News reports buildings shook and several hotels and businesses have been evacuated in the CBD, with tremors felt for about five minutes.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck in the remote area of Indonesia around 11am on Monday.

The US Geological Survey also said that the quake was centred 208km below the earth's surface. It was felt in parts of Indonesia and in East Timor's capital Dili but there were no reports of damage.

More to come.

Source: AAP

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Written By Ally Parker

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