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Queensland hit by second earthquake measuring 5.7 in magnitude

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Baku, August 1, AZERTAC

Geoscience Australia on Saturday afternoon tweeted preliminary information that a magnitude 5.7 quake occurred off eastern Queensland shortly after 1.30pm, at a depth of about 10km.

It comes two days after a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the Fraser Coast on Thursday, which was felt by people up to 228km away and was followed by 3.9 and 3.4-magnitude aftershocks.

Thursday’s earthquake was the largest to hit the Sunshine Coast in nearly a century, according to Geoscience Australia.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the quake happened off Fraser Island, and there is no tsunami threat to Australia.

Gold Coast and Brisbane residents have reported feeling tremors. Caboolture/Sunshine Coast train services were suspended after the quake and are now speed limited.

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