After 4ZZZ was evicted from its UQ premises in 1988, staff temporarily broadcast from the Mount Coot-tha transmission tower, using a cassette player which was set up to go straight to air.
Queensland earthquakes hit North Queensland
Another followed the magnitude 5.2 quake, the second measuring 2.9, almost an hour later.
It has been estimated by geoscientists the quake may have been felt by people 206 kilometres away.
Residences as far as the Darling Downs reported tremors.
Geoscience Australia senior seismologist told the ABC that people could expect aftershocks in the coming days.
No property damage has been reported.