'Felt like a blast': Earthquake rocks NSW town

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·1-min read

People who felt an earthquake that hit the NSW Snowy Mountains region said it was like the house being lifted.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 hit Jindabyne, in the state's south, on Wednesday at about 10.15am and had a depth of 10km. 

A person in Dalgety, about 30 kilometres away, told the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre they experienced a "tremor then boom and house felt like it lifted".

Other locals reported they heard a "loud bang". 

"Huge thunder-like noise then a rolling shake like a domino effect one side of the house to the other," one person reported to Volcano Discovery.

"Loud bang, earth tremors long tail of vibration. Felt like a blast," another in Jindabyne said. 

The earthquake hit Jindabyne in NSW's south. Source: Geoscience
The earthquake hit Jindabyne in NSW's south. Source: Geoscience

A third added that it was a "short sharp shock, more like an explosion".

"Windows rattle followed by sound echo," they said. 

There are no reports of any injuries or damage as a result of the earthquake. 

The latest event comes after a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, on Tuesday.

The earthquake struck about 3.15pm (local time), with local Trish Devlin telling The West she had not felt a tremor that strong since a 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck the area in 2010. 

"The whole house was shaking, all the cupboards and plates were shaking. I felt it right under my feet," she said.

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