Big Earthquake Rocks Uluru, Northern Territory

21/05/2016 10:41 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:52 PM AEST
A large earthquake has struck near Uluru.

The Northern Territory has been rocked by one of the biggest earthquakes in Australia's recent history.

The magnitude-6.1 quake struck early Saturday morning about 125km west of Uluru, according to Geoscience Australia.

"Australia in recorded history hasn't had that many earthquakes of magnitude-6 and above," Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Jonathan Bathgate told AAP.

One of Australia's largest earthquakes hit in 1998 when a magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck off the WA coast.

In 1989, 13 people were killed when a 5.6 quake hit the NSW town of Newcastle.

Mr Bathgate told AAP reports of Saturday's earthquake had come in from as far away as Coober Pedy.

"It certainly is a sparsely populated area and that's probably a very lucky aspect," he said.

NT police said there has been no reports of damage or injury from the shake, SBS reports.

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