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Earth Tremor In Melbourne  
User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

About 10 minutes ago, there was a good-sized earth tremor here in Melbourne. Lasted a but under a minute, the whole house shook, not a normal happening for these parts....... Felt all over the city, haven't heard any damage yet....


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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

First reports.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mor...toria/story-fn7x8me2-1226401623358

Local radio station reported strong shaking on level 7 of their building in the CBD, newsreaders sounded just a tad shaken...

http://www.3aw.com.au



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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

5.2 magnitude, epicentre near Moe, east of Melbourne.

Felt like a freight train coming through.



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User currently onlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting melpax (Thread starter):
About 10 minutes ago, there was a good-sized earth tremor here in Melbourne. Lasted a but under a minute, the whole house shook, not a normal happening for these parts....... Felt all over the city, haven't heard any damage yet....

What suburb do you live in?

I felt it but wasn't really worried (I live in Hawthorn). It would have been more intense had they been digging up the tram tracks outside my flat with a jack-hammer.

I didn't think it was 5.2 but the epicentre was about 135km from the CBD.



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User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

I'm in Bayswater, was fairly intense here, Sky News reporter was saying that he barely felt it in East Melbourne, and were showing photos of the Coles (supermarket) in Rowville with stock shaken off the shelves. I suspect there may be more damage discovered in the morning (now nearly 10PM here)

Have never felt one that strong before.

Has now been upgraded to a 5.5, felt as far away as Albury.



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User currently onlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 4):
I'm in Bayswater, was fairly intense here, Sky News reporter was saying that he barely felt it in East Melbourne, and were showing photos of the Coles (supermarket) in Rowville with stock shaken off the shelves. I suspect there may be more damage discovered in the morning (now nearly 10PM here)

That's about 20-25kms closer to the epicentre than me so that makes sense.



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 4):
Has now been upgraded to a 5.5, felt as far away as Albury.

We had a 5.5 here 3 yrs ago (150km NW of Ottawa, Canada). 1st time I'd experienced one, hopefully last. Like one poster said, like a freight train coming right by you. Fortunately only minor damage in the area. Best to all in Mel.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19692 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

The jokes have already started. Glad there was no serious damage:
Quoting melpax (Reply 4):
Sky News reporter was saying that he barely felt it in East Melbourne, and were showing photos of the Coles (supermarket) in Rowville with stock shaken off the shelves


User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I liked this one;



Caption was 'Melbourne slob blames cluttered bedroom on earthquake'....



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Quoting melpax (Reply 8):

My inbox was bombarded today with earthquake related joke emails (most of them lame, but beats actually working). A small selection:



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http://i48.tinypic.com/34q5p42.jpg

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http://i45.tinypic.com/2djdm6r.jpg

^ Caption: 'Melbourne wakes to a city in ruin'

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Quote:

A major earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale has hit Victoria, with the epicentre in Moe.

Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly muttering "faaakeen 'ell". The earthquake decimated the area causing approximately $30 worth of damage.

Several priceless collections of mementos from the Commodore Appreciation Society were damaged beyond repair.

Three areas of historic burnt out cars were also destroyed.

Moe local radio reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered, still trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in the area.

One resident - Tracy-Narelle Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 - said "it was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes came running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Megan-Storm, slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was watching Jerry Springer the next morning".

Apparently though, looting, muggings and car crime carried on as normal.

The Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of Bacardi Breezers to the area to help the stricken locals. Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, which include Centrelink cheques, flannelette shirts, jewellery from Priceline and bone china from Big W.



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19692 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 9):
^ Caption: 'Melbourne wakes to a city in ruin'

      

I remember that building! I'm all for modern and avant-garde architecture, but jeesh...


User currently offlinemelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1618 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Quoting bookishaviator (Reply 9):
The Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of Bacardi Breezers to the area to help the stricken locals

They forgot the emergency cans of Jim Beam & Coke.....

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 10):

Only part of that place that's any good is the bar there. Serves a great selection of German beers.



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User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

The funniest Melbourne quake related link i got was this one : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7zjeSZWcXM
 



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User currently onlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Something that a lot of people who live here I bet wish that occurred from the quake. A complete crash and power failure of myki!!

Personally I don't mind it but many hate it



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