Strong 6.5 earthquake off Australian coast: USGS

The shallow quake occurred 1,040 kilometres south-west of Geeveston in Australia in the western Indian-Antarctic Ridge, said USGS.
The shallow quake occurred 1,040 kilometres south-west of Geeveston in Australia in the western Indian-Antarctic Ridge, said USGS.PHOTO: USGS

HONG KONG (AFP) - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the southern coast of Australia on Thursday (April 18), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning.

The shallow quake occurred 1,040 kilometres south-west of Geeveston in Australia in the western Indian-Antarctic Ridge, the agency said, at a depth of about 10 kilometres.