Earthquake shakes Innisfail

16 June 2004


An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.3 occurred close to Innisfail in Far North Queensland at 8:59am AEST today.

Geoscience Australia seismologist, Dr Spiro Spiliopoulos, said an earthquake of this size was too small to have caused any damage, but could have been felt by people within a 20km radius of the earthquake.

"There have been reports from people in Flying Fish Point, just south of Innisfail," he said.

"Earthquakes are not common in the area. The most recent one of a similar size, in the region, occurred in 1994. There have been 14 earthquakes above magnitude 3 that have occurred within 100kms of Innisfail since 1980."

For more information, please call the Geoscience Australia Duty Seismologist, Dr Spiro Spiliopoulos, on 0407 216 622.

For a list of the most recent earthquakes visit the Geoscience Australia website where people can also enter the details of any earthquake they have felt.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013