Western Australians have taken to social media to document the 6.6 magnitude that hit the coast of WA this afternoon, with tremors felt as far as Esperance all the way up to Broome.
The earthquake struck off the Kimberley coast at 1:39pm and reportedly lasted up to a minute.
It is the biggest earthquake ever felt in WA, with the previous record belonging to the devastating 1968 Meckering quake that measured 6.5 magnitude.
Locals rushed to social media to document the tremors, with a man in Port Hedland posting a video of his entire kitchen shaking as glass bottles rattled against each other.
Hold the beer! The man proclaimed.
Another shocked WA man, Reece Wepener, was working with another man in the Pilbara when the earthquake hit. Mr Wepener said at first their computers started shaking, then the windows, then the entire office building.
First I thought it was a really strong gust of wind but when we went outside there was not really any wind at all.
I just told him I think this is an earthquake and we were both quite shocked, Mr Wepener said.
This is the first time Ive experienced anything like that... its a bit frightening when the ground around you is moving and you can actually feel yourself and everything around you moving with the Earth.
The earthquake also impacted local businesses, as products flew off shelves in grocery stores, to bottles smashed in liquor stores and sporting clubs.
When it hit, there were a whole lot of wine bottle flying off the shelves and smashing on the ground. It was pretty scary, Darel Lumba, a bartender at the Broome Fishing Club said.
Andrew Gunnell captured the moment the Broome Senior High School seismometer recorded the 6.6 magnitude quake.
Following the earthquake, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an alert at 3:39pm informing people of the 6.6 magnitude quake. Broome residents were warned to take care and be on alert for possible aftershocks in the region.
Since the initial quake, four aftershocks have been reported by Geoscience Australia registering at 4.1, 5.2, 4.0 and 3.8 magnitude.
Shire of Broome chief executive Sam Mastrolembo said the council had been requested by DFES to close tourist hot spot Cable Beach and surrounding swimming areas as a precautionary measure against potential storm surge.