Residents in north Queensland have been rattled by an inland earthquake, their second for the year.
The 4.9-magnitude quake happened about 1pm AEST on Sunday about 100km south of Charters Towers, according to Geoscience Australia.
The quake, about 10km deep, has so far caused no damage, with people reporting windows rattling in Townsville, nearly 200km away from where it struck.
“Felt it in my apartment building in Townsville city,” one person wrote on Facebook.
“I felt my lounge shaking,” another Townsville resident said.
“I felt it in Douglas. All the birds outside went completely quiet too,” a third person added.
One local in Condon, a suburb of Townsville, said they mistook the shaking for army target practice: “Thought the army was busy on the range.”
Geoscience Australia received more than 300 reports in 45 minutes from people claiming they felt the earth moving, according to The Brisbane Times.
Geoscience Australia Seismologist Spiro Spiliopoulos told the publication people had reported “vibrations” and “rattling”.
There have been no reports of damage caused by the earthquake.
The region was also hit by a 4.9-magnitude quake off the coast of Bowen in April.
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