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here's why Darwin was rocked so hard by a distant quake

  • Written by Brendan Duffy, Lecturer in Applied Geoscience, University of Melbourne
here's why Darwin was rocked so hard by a distant quakeThe quake prompted several buildings to be evacuated in central Darwin.Shutterstock.com/sljones

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck at a depth of about 200km beneath the Banda Sea on Monday prompted office buildings to be evacuated in Darwin, some 700km away.

This is a complex and seismically active region, where the Australian tectonic plate...

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