Melbourne Earthquake (Updated with magnitude and location)

Note: If you’re looking for the 18th March quake you want this blog post instead..

Wow – that was wild, I thought at first one of the big gums trees was coming down here at the base of Mount Dandenong but that doesn’t get felt by a friend up the mountain and especially not a friend in Glen Iris!

There was a fairly rapid rise to a large shake (about 2-5 seconds) and then it died down again over the space of about another 5-10 seconds.

Update: The USGS is reporting that it was a magnitude 4.7 located around Loch near Korumburra over in Gippsland.

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GeoScience Australia now have their website back up with their information about the quake, they estimate it as magnitude 4.6, and I’ve grabbed a copy of the seismograph as it’ll disappear in 90 days.