A Kimberley resident has told PerthNow an earthquake that struck early on Thursday morning 'felt like a huge truck had gone by.'
The epicentre of the 4.5 magnitude quake was located in the Indian Ocean about 70km north-west of Broome at 4.30am.
Originally reported as a 4.3 magnitude tremor, it was later revised up and Geoscience Australia said it may have been felt by people up to 102km away.
There has been no reports of damage.
Natasha Pacall, who works at Cygnet Bay Pearl farm and lives on the beach in Cygnet Bay, north-east of the epicentre, was woken by the earthquake.
"My whole shack wobbled and groaned," she said.
Source: 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Broome, Western Australia
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Escalating violence: 6 Israelis, including IDF soldier, injured in stabbings -- Puppet Masters -- SoIsrael was hit by a wave of six stabbings Thursday blamed mostly on Palestinian militants. The victims included a female Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier. It follows a week of violence which has already seen four Israelis killed.
Thursday attack on the IDF soldier took place near Israel's military headquarters in Tel Aviv when a Palestinian approached the woman with a screwdriver and stabbed her in the neck. He then stabbed three others before being chased. He was shot and killed by another soldier while attempting to flee, a police spokeswoman said.
Visitors to Hartlepool's Steetley beach were left surprised by the sight of an 18ft-long whale lying on the shore.
The dead whale was found by a member of the public washed up on Steetley Beach on Thursday afternoon.
The HM Coastguard was called and they arrived on scene at 1.42pm to assess the situation.
Officials from Hartlepool Borough Council and the Zoological Society also attended the scene.
Stephen Hart deputy station officer for the HM Coastguard said it has been identified as a minke whale. It has been named Wally by locals.
"It was found by a member of the public who reported a deceased whale in the beach north of Steetley pier," he said.
Source: Dead whale found on Hartlepool beach, UK
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An Israeli was stabbed in the back Thursday afternoon by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist at the Western exit from Kiryat Arba, leading to Hebron, Israeli news sources reported.
The victim, approximately 25 years old, was seriously wounded and evacuated to a hospital in Jerusalem. The terrorist fled the scene, and a manhunt is underway to apprehend him.
The Kiryat Arba attack occurred at 3:50 p.m., less than one hour after a Palestinian terrorist went on a rampage in Tel Aviv, stabbing three people in the neck with a screwdriver. Israel Air Force soldiers driving in the area – apparently on their way to the nearby Kirya Defense Ministry and IDF General Staff base – immediately exited their car and shot the terrorist, killing him on the spot. One of the victims of the attack was a female soldier, whose wounds were categorized as “light.”
The Tel Aviv attack took place two and a half hours after a near-fatal stabbing in Jerusalem, across from Police Headquarters near the French Hill neighborhood. The victim, a 25-year-old yeshiva student, is in critical condition. The terrorist was killed by police.
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