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Aftershocks continue following Broome earthquake

UPDATE: Aftershocks have continued to shake Broome after WA’s biggest ever earthquake struck off the Kimberley coast on Sunday.

Residents were forced to flee from buildings and Cable Beach was closed when the original 6.6 quake hit 300km off shore.

Geoscience Australia have reported 25 aftershocks with seven on Monday morning alone, including a 5.5 magnitude at about 7am.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no risk of a tsunami from the most recent aftershock.

Seismologist Phil Cummins told 7NEWs Perth aftershocks were expected to be felt for the next few days.

“A large earthquake like this would happen once every 20 year,” he said.

“An earthquake that large could devastate a city if it happened in the city,”

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