Magnitude 3.6 earthquake hits Ongerup

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Residents in the Great Southern may have felt the ground shake in the early hours of Monday morning as a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Ongerup.

The epicentre narrowly missed the townsite, hitting roughly 3km to the east of the Great Southern town.

The earthquake originated on Sunday January 13 at 7:43pm and the epicentral was recorded at 3:34am on Monday.

The earthquake struck 10km below the earth’s surface.

Several earthquakes have been reported in the Great Southern in the last six months.

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