South West homes shaken after 5.4 magnitude tremor at Lake Muir

Shake: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake at Lake Muir has shaken homes in Mandurah.
Shake: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake at Lake Muir has shaken homes in Mandurah.

South West homes were shaken on Friday morning as a 5.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded at Lake Muir in the south west, sending shockwaves as far north as Perth.

Geoscience Australia have confirmed the tremor took place at 5.06am, with plenty of residents taking to social media to report the odd occurrence.

It comes in the aftermath of a 5.6 magnitude earthquake happening on September 16 near Walpole.

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