Nothing here but we're waaaaayyy sth. I wouldnt have expected to feel anything.
Geoscience Australia said the Queensland quake occurred at about 3.30pm (AEST), some 180 kilometres from Townsville.
The quake was felt as far away as the Whitsundays off the central coast of Queensland and in the state's capital Brisbane, a Geoscience Australia spokesman said.
"It's a shallow earthquake, that means it's close to the surface and potentially damaging," he said.
"For this type of event we would definitely expect aftershocks ... and generally they are smaller than the original event."
Townsville councillor Natalie Marr said there had been no immediate reports of damage.
But she told how her windows rattled and her young daughter leapt into her arms during the quake.
"It scared my daughter enough she jumped on the couch with me and my windows were rattling," Ms Marr said. "I haven't heard of any damage at the moment.
"We usually get SMS warnings if there is more danger and to stay inside and that hasn't happened."
Ms Marr said she had been listening to the local radio for updates and had heard people as far south as Bowen calling the station saying they felt the quake.
"It's hard to say how long it lasted, but it was probably about 10 to 20 seconds I think," Ms Marr said.
"I heard a guy on the radio say he timed it and it lasted 40 seconds, but it's hard to tell."
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