Adelaide, capital of South Australia, has been hit by a large earthquake at around 11.26pm on 16 April 2010.

The epicentre was believed to be near Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills. It had a force of 3.4 on the Richter scale.

“I was sitting on the couch watching TV when I felt the whole house shake.  Windows rattled…” one resident said.

I was in the kitchen when the ground moved, throwing me to the ground… said another.

There are reports of damage to Mt Bold reservoir.