Residents in the state’s North West have been rattled by an earthquake.
GeoScience Australia has confirmed a 4.8 magnitude quake struck in the Pilbara just after 5am.
There are no reports of damage and there’s no tsunami threat to Australia.
Region: Pilbara, WA
UTC: 2019-08-12 19:11:47
Lat: -21.43, Lon:120.54
— EarthquakesGA (@EarthquakesGA) August 12, 2019
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) August 12, 2019
So 12 years with no earthquakes in Port Hedland, now numerous in the last couple of months. Enough to wake me tonight4.8. Not as bad as the 5.6 last month
— STEVE (@SteveLindley2) August 12, 2019