5.3-magnitude earthquake damages several buildings in Australia

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An Australian outback town has been hit by a 5.3-magnitude earthquake that has damaged several buildings, the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, DPA, has reported.

Tenant Creek, a northern territory town of just 3,000 inhabitants, was struck by the earthquake on Thursday morning.

The quake's epicentre was 40 kilometres south-west of the town, at a depth of 10 kilometres, Geoscience Australia said.

Local media said residents reported feeling the tremors.

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