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Earthquake near Sydney

Ben Domensino, 17 July 2017

A small earthquake occurred off the coast of Sydney this morning.

The magnitude 3.2 earthquake struck at 10:39am local time, about 30 kilometres off the coast and at a depth of 10km, according to Geoscience Australia.

There were reports of minor shaking felt on the North Beaches, although this was a small event and posed no threat the the safety of Sydneysiders.

The Bureau of Meteorology√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs Joint Tsunami Warning Centre confirmed that there was no tsunami threat to Australia following the quake this morning, despite its proximity to the coast.

Past earthquakes near Sydney include a magnitude 2.6 quake approximately 45 kilometres offshore and a magnitude 3.2 quake east of Gosford, both in 2012.

Details of earthquakes in Australia can be on the Geoscience Australia website at http://www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/


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