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.


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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.