Yesterday afternoon I was at my writing desk in my house on the Gold Coast when I literally felt the earth move. My computer monitor shook and the house trembled. It was only for a split second so I wondered if I had imagined it.
But it was not my imagination. It was an earthquake. Residents across south-east Queensland were rattled by the magnitude 5.3 earthquake.
Geoscience Australia said the earthquake epicentre was offshore from eastern Queensland, 100 kilometres off Fraser Island in the Coral Sea, at a depth of 30 kilometres.
The Bureau of Meteorology reported that there is no tsunami threat to Australia. Well, that’s a relief my house is only 2.5 km from the coast.
Have you ever experienced an earthquake?