5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes W Australia

Perth [Australia]: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Western Australia on Monday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

This comes a day after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the same region on Sunday.

Monday’s tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres and has an epicentre in the Indian Ocean, close to Derby in Western Australia.

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No tsunami warnings have been issued and no reports of destruction or casualties have surfaced yet.

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