A small earthquake has struck the NSW town of Bathurst, with several residents calling police about loud noises they thought were explosions.
The 2.6-magnitude quake hit about 5.30pm on Anzac Day at a depth of zero kilometres, Geoscience Australia’s website confirms.
NSW Police said a nearby station received calls from “concerned” locals.
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“Residents of Glanmire, Brewongle, O’Connell, Yetholme and Napoleon Reef all reported hearing noises similar to explosions, and that their residences were shaking,” police said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Police have conducted extensive patrols of property and infrastructure around Bathurst and have not been able to locate any damage, or received any reports of injury at this time.”