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The town of Walkerston. Picture: Tara Miko
The town of Walkerston. Picture: Tara Miko

Geoscience Aus responds to reports of Mackay tremors

UPDATE 3.30PM: Geoscience Australia has confirmed there was no earthquake in the Mackay region on Tuesday, after Walkerston residents reported tremors.

The Daily Mercury received several reports of ‘earthquake-like’ shaking about 9am Tuesday.

A Geoscience Australia spokeswoman said seismologists investigated this, but found no signs an earthquake occurred.

Some have suggested a blast at a nearby quarry was responsible.

The quarry was contacted for comment, but did not respond.

INITIAL 9.10AM: A mysterious ‘shaking’ has rocked residents of Walkerston.

The Daily Mercury has received several reports of ‘earthquake-like’ shaking about 9am Tuesday.

The areas where the tremble was reported include Stoddart Place, McColl Street, Creek Street and Perry Road.

“My house shook,” Mandy Hudson wrote on a Walkerston community Facebook page.

“I live on Perry Road and thought something hit the house,” Joeann Tooze commented on the page.

Some have suggested a blast at a nearby quarry was responsible.

More to come.

Did you feel the shake in Walkerston? Email melanie.whiting@news.com.au

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