At 7.26pm last night a small 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area.
At 7.26pm last night a small 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

Minor earthquake hits south west Queensland

YOU may have felt a slight tremor last night and that's because an earthquake was recorded south-west of Mitchell.

At 7.26pm, a small 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

On the Richter magnitude scale the earthquake would be classed as being minor; meaning it would only be felt by some people with no damage to buildings.

For all recent earthquake recordings check out Geoscience Australia's website at www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes/initRecentQuakes.do.

To find out why earthquakes occur in this region and if we're likely to receive any more, check out Tuesday's edition of the Western Star.


Overwhelmed with success of golf day

Overwhelmed with success of golf day

Fundraiser was a huge success.

Playing for CH causes

Playing for CH causes

Memorial team comes together.

Fletcher filly is at height of her game

Fletcher filly is at height of her game

Local races and a winning filly.