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3.0 magnitude earthquake felt across region

Posted: 2pm 31 May 2022
By Kylie Knight and Ashleigh Howarth

Geoscience Australia has confirmed reports of the earthquake with a magnitude of between 2.9 and 3.7 (2.9 preferred) in the western reaches of the Moreton Bay Region this afternoon.

The earthquake happened east of Kobble Creek shortly before 1.30pm today at a depth of 10km.

By 2.30pm there had been 366 felt reports but no reports of damage.

Residents have taken to social media describing a loud “boom-like” explosion they heard following the earthquake.

On the Samford Valley Community Noticeboard, one resident said her “house shook and felt like it was a massive explosion”.

Another said “I literally thought something had hit our house”, while another thought a “tree had landed on our house in Samford Village”.

In another community group, one resident in Warner thought “something big had blown onto the roof” while another in North Lakes said she was “terrified because she had felt an earthquake before”.

One resident in Burpengary feared her windows would break “due to how long the windows rattled for”, while another Burpengary resident said he “didn’t notice a thing”.

Map courtesy of Geoscience Australia


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