EARTH MOVES: 5.2-magnitude quake rocks Victoria for 40 seconds
It is not yet known if the tremor has caused any damage.MELBOURNE has stood still after a sequence of tremors shook the city just before 9pm (AEST).
The USGS reports the 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit 120km out of Melbourne, some 10km southwest of Moe.
Readers have swamped the Herald Sun with calls reporting significant tremors from everyone from the suburbs all the way across the state to country Victoria.
The tremor, which last about 20 seconds, has been felt from Kilmore, Gippsland, Drouin, Rowville and inner-Melbourne.
Reports are coming in from all over the city - from the Dandenongs in the east, Bentleigh in the southeast, Pascoe Vale in the west and through the inner city.
Windows were rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) today and lasted for around 30 to 40 seconds in some areas.
Canberra has had a couple recently as well. One in April and one just this past Sunday. Now this one reported on Sunday was only very small, but the local radio station was seeking calls from people who felt the quake to confirm something happened. Callers were chiming in left and right to confirm, one or two mentioning they have been in earthquakes previously and what they felt certainly was one. Another strange occurrence was (as reported) people hearing a 'bang' together with the quake.
Earthquakes in divers places - regardless of how big and damaging.
Shaken but not stirred
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...#ixzz1yEpyenbHResidents of Canberra's northern suburbs were woken with a bang yesterday when a small earthquake hit at about 5.45am.
A spokesperson for Geoscience Australia said preliminary investigations pointed to the earthquake originating from about about 15 kilometres east of Murrumbateman, and measuring about 2.8 in magnitude.
People from as far away as Gungahlin, Belconnen and Yass reported hearing a bang and feeling their homes shake as a result.
The quake was smaller than the one of magnitude 3.7 that occurred halfway between Canberra and Tumut in April.