Darwin was rocked by tremors from a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in the nearby Banda Sea.
GeoScience Australia reported the quake at 4:56 p.m. on Thursday at a depth of 153 km.
According to reports, 304 people reported feeling tremors from the seismic event.
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the city of Darwin in the nearby Banda Sea on Thursday afternoon
At 5:02 p.m. the Bureau of Meteorology issued a tsunami warning confirming there was no threat to Australia
The epicenter of the quake is just off the coast of Timor-Leste and the nearby Maluku Islands.
At 5:02 p.m. the Bureau of Meteorology issued a tsunami warning confirming there was no threat to Australia.
“A strong tremor #Darwin, only for a few seconds.” #Another earthquake in the Banda Sea?’ said one Twitter user.
“Pretty long and scary…” another shared.
A third wrote: “I felt [an] Earthquake in #Darwin.
This comes after a similar event on May 25, in which over 600 residents in the Top End reported feeling tremors following a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the Banda Sea around 1:30 a.m.