Darwin and other parts of the Top End and have been affected by a major earthquake that hit Indonesia.
An estimated 7.6 magnitude earthquake was detected in the Arafura Sea, 308km from Tual City on the Tanimbar Islands in the nation’s Maluku region.
It hit at 3.17am local time (4.47am AEDT).
As well as Indonesia and Australia, the quake has hit East Timor.
It was reportedly felt as far south as Tennant Creek and the southern Kimberly region of Western Australia.
The Bureau of Meteorology has said there is no tsunami threat for Australia.
Nonetheless, residents of Darwin reported feeling the quake early on Tuesday morning.
“That was the (most) intense earthquake I’ve ever felt since being in Darwin.,” said once on social media.
“Hope everyone is safe.”
Channel 9’s Darwin chief of staff Kathleen Gazzola said it was the “strongest I’ve ever felt my entire life in Darwin”.
More to come …