Ground continues to shake following 4.2 quake

UPDATE: A SMALL 2.5 magnitude earthquake rumbled near Macksville this morning.

It was the first of today after it was reportedly felt at 3.19am.

Four other minor earthquakes hit near Macksville yesterday following the 4.2 magnitude quake off Nambucca Heads.

There have been 23 earthquakes around the Coffs Coast - including Dorrigo, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads and Macksville - since last Saturday.

COFFS QUAKE: A waveform image of the 4.2 magnitude earthquake which struck the Coffs Coast on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
COFFS QUAKE: A waveform image of the 4.2 magnitude earthquake which struck the Coffs Coast on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Geoscience Australia

ORIGINAL: COFFS Harbour was shaken by the biggest earthquake yet after a swarm hit the region in the past few days.

A 4.2 magnitude was reported off Nambucca Heads at 1.28pm.

It is the biggest to have hit Australia in the past few days.

People have reached out to social media, saying they felt the shake in Sawtell, Boambee East, Toormina and Bonville.

Johno Jones The waves did seem to get a bit bigger down at diggers. Did hear a rumbling sound, I just thought it might have been a Plane...


Tina Redman-caulfield: Yep felt it in Walter street Raleigh..It shook the house and we aslo heard a rumble at the same time..


John Newth heard (rumble) & felt a tremor at Bonville. TV was shaking etc @ 1:29pm


Di Ebert Yes, boom, rumble, window rattler and house shaker.


Penelope Houghton Yes at 1:29pm in Park Beach...was in Newcastle quake so knew what it was.


Pamela Rooney Yes...felt this at Pearce Drive, Coffs Harbour. Knew what it was straight away.


Jean Nentwig I thought I was imagining things, but yes...I did feel about 4 small tremors in my office at home.


Dianne Weeks Oh, Off Coffs do you mean in the sea, thats not good, quite scary.


Ian Beck Felt it at Hallidays Point, near Forster, our house moved three times.


Michela Friolo Yes, just past Taylors Arm. Shook the whole house and rattled the windows.


Warren Alford Timmsvale westof coffs shook my house felt it up stairs i have double block peers bizzare and real


Rebecca Cannon Yes Nambucca heads


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