OPINION: Quake shakes up residents
YESTERDAY'S earthquake definitely got the town talking and The Gympie Times Facebook page and website humming.
Within seconds of the 5.6 magnitude quake hitting the Coral Sea, just north-east of Rainbow Beach, the office's phones ran hot.
Gympie residents not used to the earth moving didn't know what had happened.
When The Gympie Times posted the news of the quake on Facebook we received more than 230 comments from residents telling us what they felt.
More than 18,000 people read our post about the quake.
A funny photo taken by the blokes at Gympie Feed Barn received 426 likes with more than 13,000 people having a giggle.
The Gympie Times has been serving the community for 147 years and adapting with technology.
The good thing is we are still the best way to source local news; whether it be online, on social media or in newsprint.