This is an official notice from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.
It is essential that the words are not changed.
Please note this is the final alert.
The following alert has been issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)
Time of issue: 09:47 AM
Date of issue: 23 July 2019
Take care after earthquake along the north west coast in the Shire of Broome
Geoscience Australia has advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred offshore approximately 210 kilometres west south west of Broome at 01:39 PM on 14 July 2019.
People in the area should take care as aftershocks are possible and there may be dangers caused by damage.
WHAT TO DO:
There has been a reduction in magnitude and frequency of aftershocks following the earthquake event that occurred on Sunday 14 July. There is a likelihood aftershocks may continue to occur and people should take care.
- Expect aftershocks.
- If you experience aftershocks;
- Drop to the ground; take cover under a sturdy table or other heavy furniture and hold on until the shaking stops. Stay away from windows, glass, lighting fixtures or furniture, such as bookcases that could fall.
- If you can quickly evacuate the property, go outside and wait for the shaking to stop in a clear and open area.
- Be alert for Dangerous Tides (coastal area only).
- Be careful of damaged buildings and falling debris. Wear safe footwear.
- Do not use lifts.
- Check to see if your neighbours are safe.
Roads have not been closed.
Motorists are asked to drive carefully in the area.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting www.mainroads.wa.gov.au
Geoscience Australia have advised that a magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred 210 kilometres west south west of Broome on Sunday 14 July at 1:39pm. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre have confirmed that there is currently NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE AUSTRALIAN MAINLAND, ISLANDS OR TERRITORIES from this earthquake or its aftershocks.
WHAT EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DOING:
Emergency services are on standby and are monitoring the situation.
- People who need assistance can call SES on 132 500.
- In a life threatening emergency call 000.
KEEP UP TO DATE:
Visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook: https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC Local Radio or listen to news bulletins.
No further updates will be issued.