A 4.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Cairns.
The quake hit about 10pm Wednesday, according to the Australian Government Geoscience Australia.
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It struck around 130km off the coast of Cairns.
The earthquake was described as “unusually powerful” by Earthquake List Australia.
“The centre of this earthquake had a very shallow depth of 10 km,” it said.
“Shallow earthquakes usually have a larger impact than earthquakes deep in the earth.”
Meanwhile, a 3.1 magnitude tremor hit Grafton in northern NSW about 2pm on Thursday morning.
No damage or injuries have been reported at this stage.
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