The red marker shows the epicentre of the earthquake on Scrub Creek Road with measured 2.8 on the seismic scale on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Contributed
The red marker shows the epicentre of the earthquake on Scrub Creek Road with measured 2.8 on the seismic scale on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Earthquake hits Somerset region

AN earthquake measuring 2.8 on the scale has hit the Somerset region, north of Ipswich.

Police say the epicentre of the quake was somewhere in the vicinity of Scrub Creek Rd, Toogoolawah, and its effects were felt in Toogoolawah and the neighbouring Somerset town of Kilcoy.

The quake, which hit about 5.30pm Thursday, had a 20km depth.

There are no reports of serious damage.



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