And it’s only March…

By DeusExMacintosh

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[Melbourne] City residents reported tremors across the metropolitan area and beyond, just days after being hit by wildfires which killed 210 people.

The United States Geological Survey said the 4.7 magnitude quake struck about 59 miles (96km) southeast of Melbourne shortly before 9pm local time at a depth of six miles (10km)

Resident Kate Bruce said: “Being so close to the fire areas and having been on alert the last two to three weeks, our only thought was ‘oh my God, what now?
“My kids thought that the roof was coming off, that’s how loud it was here.”…

Seismologist Phil Cummins at Geoscience Australia, which monitors earthquake activity, said the quake “is unlikely to have caused any damage, except possibly some minor damage near the epicentre.”

Victorian State Emergency Service spokesman Allen Briggs said the service had been inundated with phone calls from the public but there had been no reports of any damage immediately after the tremor.

“It was certainly enough to rattle windows and we’ve had reports it was felt in metropolitan Melbourne and as far down as Warragul and Leongatha in Gippsland,” Briggs said.

Telegraph.co.uk

7 Comments

  1. Seisdantic
    Posted March 8, 2009 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    The Caulfield and Boolarra earthquakes were in 2006?

  2. Posted March 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Sorry about that, I grabbed the wrong graphic. Now corrected.

  3. Posted March 10, 2009 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    You didn’t say that correctly LE. It should have been…

    “Did the earth move for you? Fill out the survey!”

  4. John C Fairfax
    Posted May 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Your environment archive needs updating. It’s now May 27th 2009.

    Does any law exist concerning registered news media providor’s gagging important news of substance involving extreme damage to the environment and malnutrition causing death of humans?

    For what this is about please see the following that as yet is not being told by Australian news media.

    http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=4043

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