Fraser Coast residents felt the earth move beneath them for about 15 to 20 seconds just after 9.40am on Thursday when the quake hit.
Fraser Coast residents felt the earth move beneath them for about 15 to 20 seconds just after 9.40am on Thursday when the quake hit.

Insurance claims made on the coast after Thursday's quake

AT LEAST two insurance claims have been made by Fraser Coast residents regarding property damage related to the 5.3 magnitude earthquake which rocked the region on Thursday morning.

Claims have been made in the Wondunna and River Heads area for damage which was described as cracks to floor tiles, walls and ceilings.

A spokeswoman for Insurance Australia Group said state-wide six claims had been made through NRMA and one claim had been made through CGU Property.

The claims all relate to structural damage to homes in the area.

A RACQ spokeswoman said the company had received five claims for insurance related to the earthquake from homeowners across the state. A claim made in Gympie was the closest to that on the Fraser Coast.

"We do expect a slight increase in the coming days as people assess any damage done to their property," the spokeswoman said.

Fraser Coast residents felt the earth move beneath them for about 15 to 20 seconds just after 9.40am on Thursday when the quake hit.