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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off Australia's southern coast, according to Geoscience Australia.

The quake hit just before 7.00pm local time on Monday about 1700km off the coast of Queenstown in South Australia.

It was reported that the earthquake was 'potentially tsunamigenic,' but there is no longer thought to be a tsunami risk.

Initial information suggested the quake had a depth of 15km but the US Geological Survey put the quake at a depth of 10km.

It comes after another huge earthquake struck Western Australia three weeks ago. 

That quake hit near Norseman in WA's Goldfields region, and was felt as far away as Esperance on the state's south east coast.  

While there were no reports of damage, people in high rise buildings in as far away as Perth experienced some of the aftershocks.

There have been more than 30 earthquakes reported near Norseman in the past month. 

It comes after another huge earthquake struck Western Australia three weeks ago in Norseman. The town is located about 720km east of Perth in Western Australia's Goldfields region (pictured)
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