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Moderate quake reported near Australian coast

A moderate 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck 500 miles off Australia's west coast.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2006 17:04 IST

A moderate 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck 500 miles off Australia's west coast on Tuesday, geologists said.

The quake occurred at 2:29 pm, 10 km underground, and was centred 497 miles south-southwest of Perth, according to the US Geological Survey.