The earth didn’t exactly move for Campbelltown residents but it did shake a little bit when a tremor hit as they were waking up this morning.
Geoscience Australia said the 3.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in the south western Sydney suburb at 7.15am today, prompting several calls.
The quake wasn’t big enough to do any damage, senior seismologist Jonathan Bathgate said.
‘‘It’s within the range of earthquakes we get for the area,’’ he told AAP.
‘‘We don’t really begin to worry about damage until it gets to a magnitude four.’’
Geoscience Australia had received about a dozen reports after the shudder, he said.
But while it was ‘‘in the ball park’’ for the area, the quake did set a new record - surpassing a 3.3 quake in 1980.It also follows a 2.8 magnitude tremor last year.