Magnitude 3.2 earthquake strikes off coast of Sydney

A small magnitude 3.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of Sydney.

The quake hit around 10.39am local time at a depth of 0km.

“Mag 3.2, Offshore Sydney, NSW. 17 Jul 2017 10:39 (AEST). Lat/Lon 33.98S 151.63E. Depth 0km. Info is preliminary,” Geoscience Australia tweeted.


People in Sydney’s northern beaches reportedly felt a small tremor, with Geoscience Australia saying it “could have been felt by people up to 28km away”.

PHOTO: Geoscience Australia screenshot

The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there was no tsunami threat to Australia.

“No  threat to Australia from  felt in Avalon Beach, NSW,” they tweeted.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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