Offshore earthquake at Forster causes tremor

UPDATE: The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) has issued a statement based on the magnitude and location of this earthquake, the JATWC has assessed that there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland islands from this earthquake.

EARLIER: AN offshore earthquake at 6.55pm (AEST) near Forster has caused a tremor in the Manning-Great Lakes area.

Residents from as far as Old Bar, Upper Lansdowne and Harrington have reported movement. 

Geoscience Australia is reporting the earthquake at a magnitude of 3.3 and estimated the earthquake could be felt by up to 31km away. However, residents report further distances. 

Updates to come. 

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