WHILE social media sites were abuzz late Tuesday night with reports of an earthquake in Tamworth, its existence could not be confirmed.
Geoscience Australia duty seismologist Steve Tatham said the agency received two felt reports from the public, but its station at Armidale did not register any seismic activity.
"That's not to say there wasn't something small that people were close to," Mr Tatham said.
He said due to there being just one station in the region, small events might not always be picked up.
The latest reports follow the 4.2-magnitude earthquake that hit near Lake Keepit at 9.31pm on Friday June 8, which was followed a minute and a half later by a 4.1-magnitude quake.
Those earthquakes - the largest in the area in almost 30 years - prompted about 600 felt reports to be registered with Geoscience Australia.
Six aftershocks were recorded in the following four hours, but all were around a magnitude of one.
Mr Tatham said the Tamworth area was relatively quiet when it came to earth-shaking events, with just two other significant quakes - a 4.6-magnitude in 1983 and 4.7-magnitude in 1959 - recorded since 1900.
But a number of other quakes have rocked the wider northern region, the most recent a 3.4-magnitude earthquake near Inverell in November last year.