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.
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) June 24, 2019
— James Reynolds (@EarthUncutTV) June 24, 2019
— most wanted (@mstwtd) June 24, 2019
Pretty big earthquake in Darwin right now – been going for over 2 minutes.
— Eytan Lenko (@eytanlenko) June 24, 2019
— EQGR (@eqgr) June 24, 2019
— nik (@pwoorgurl) June 24, 2019
Darwin offices, schools and tall buildings have been evacuated after an earthquake which appears to have centred on the PNG highlands. There are sirens aplenty. @abcdarwin
— Robert Baird (@rj_baird) June 24, 2019
BREAKING: DARWIN SHOPS ARE CLOSING AS A HUGE EARTHQUAKE WAS FELT ACROSS THE CITY #earthquake
— The NT News (@TheNTNews) June 24, 2019