5.3 magnitude earthquake in the Coral Sea was felt on the Sunshine Coast.
5.3 magnitude earthquake in the Coral Sea was felt on the Sunshine Coast.

Gladstone misses out on earthquake excitement

THERE have been no reports of tremors being felt in the Gladstone region after an earthquake off the coast of Fraser Island this morning.

A few of The Observer's Facebook friends have reported that their dogs started "acting weird", but there are no reports of any other impact.

The tremors have been felt from Bundaberg down to Brisbane and inland to Kingaroy, the result of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake offshore in the Coral Sea at about 9.40am.

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The earthquake was 136km east of Torquay (Hervey Bay) and 124km east north east of Rainbow Beach.

Buildings in the Bundaberg CBD were evacuated after the quake.

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery and the AusWide bank were among the businesses who sent their staff out until buildings could be confirmed as safe.

An AusWide bank spokesman said an engineer had been brought in to check the building.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has assured there is no tsunami threat.

The centre issued a statement at 10.02am saying the quake was not a tsunami threat to the Australian mainland, islands or territories. 

This mornings earth tremor recorded in Clayton's Nambour Head Office, turn the sound up, watch the plants/computers. Whole building was swaying, sure had us all wondering what was going on for a minute there.

Posted by Claytons Towing on Wednesday, 29 July 2015


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