24 Mar 2012

Quake hits South Australia

6:29 pm on 24 March 2012

A remote part of outback South Australia has experienced the largest earthquake to hit Australia for 15 years.

Geoscience Australia says the 6.1 magnitude quake struck about 7pm on Friday night New Zealand time.

The US Geological Survey reported its depth at 10.7km.

People living near the epicentre reported being shaken, but the ABC reports they otherwise escaped unharmed.

South Australia police say no injuries or damage were reported.