DARWIN and surrounds were rocked by an earthquake about 9.50 this morning.

The epicentre of the magnitude 6.9 quake was in the Banda Sea towards Indonesia at a depth of 180km, according to GeoScience Australia.

The quake was felt in Darwin, Humpty Doo, Yarrawonga and Berry Springs.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Chris Kent said the “significant” quake lasted several minutes.

“We’re on the third floor and it gave us a shake,” he said.

The joint Australian tsunami warning centre said there was no tsunami threat to the Australian coastline.

Did you feel the earthquake? Let us know in the comments.

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