#AceNewsReport – AUSTRALIA:July.30: A rare 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the south-east coast of Queensland in Australia on Thursday morning, US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
Tremors were felt in Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. The epicenter of the quake was in the Coral Sea at a depth of 10 kilometers.
The first reports began coming in at 9:41 am local time. Police said that no damage has been reported, and no tsunami threat has been issued.
The quake has been described as historic since earthquakes are very rare in this part of Australia: the previous tremor of a similar magnitude struck the area in the 1930s.