An earthquake rocks Melbourne Australia

March 6th, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin  

An earthquake of unknown magnitude hits Australia, it was reportedly felt for 15 to 20 seconds in Melbourne.

The quake occurred at approximately around 9pm Friday March 6th (10:00am UTC). Reportedly, the tremours were felt as far as Mooroopna Victoria, 200km from Melbourne.

Many people felt their homes shaking and could be seen out on the streets. So far their has not been any reports of injuries or casualties.

At the time of writing the Earthquake News page of the Seismology Research Centre of Australia was offline :

We are waiting for further details about the Melbourne Quake. In the meantime do share your experiences via the comments form below.

Updated information from USGS

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