Thousands of Darwin residents have reported being woken by a significant earthquake early this morning.
The 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck in the Banda Sea off the coast of East Timor and was felt across Darwin.
Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner said it felt as if the quake went for a "very long time".
"I don’t know if anything got damaged … it was a fairly large shake," he said.
Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris took to Facebook to share her own reaction.