Canberra jolted by earthquake
AN earthquake measuring 3.1 on the richter scale has hit Canberra.
The quake hit about 10:05am in Canberra's northern suburbs, at a depth of 10km. There are no reports of damage.
Did you feel the Earth move this morning in the northern suburbs of Canberra? At approximately 10:05 am AEDT there was a magnitude 3.1 earthquake near Forde. We have already received almost 200 felt reports. You can complete a felt report online at https://t.co/ggGwAKzGGt #eqaus pic.twitter.com/12F8V8hbyp— Geoscience Australia (@GeoscienceAus) January 17, 2019
Geoscience Australia has said it has already received almost 200 reports from residents who felt it in the region. The quake comes as Canberra experiences a recording-breaking heatwave and is slated for a fourth consecutive day above 40C.
JUST IN | A magnitude 3.1 earthquake has hit Canberra.— 2GB 873 (@2GB873) January 17, 2019
Listeners are telling us they felt a bang and shaking.
More to come ...