Houses shuddered around Tumut tonight (Thursday) following a small earthquake that originated about 10km west of the township, near the Visy pulp and paper mill, at 10.21pm.
Geoscience Australia reported a 1.8 magnitude earthquake.
“It was small, but enough to have caused the explosion that people are reported to have felt,” a Geoscience Australia spokesperson told the Times.
The earthquake lasted a matter of moments but rattled windows and brought many people out of their homes to investigate the cause.
Social media lit up following the event.