Friday, 6 March 2009

Earth Tremor in Melbourne tonight

Tonight around 9:05pm I received a phone call from my BIL to ask if I had felt anything in the last 10 mins. I had but wasn't sure if I had imagined it. He lives close to the city and said that we had just had an earth tremor around 8:55pm. It was apparently stronger closer to the city. I live further out in the SE suburbs and it was just like someone was gently shaking the house for around 10 secs. The Age online reported it at 9:29pm, so my BIL (who happens to work at the Bureau of Meteorology) was correct. He thought that it might measure around 3 on the richter scale.
I've just checked The Age online and at 10:04pm they reported that it measured 4.6 on the richter scale and was felt as far away as Warragul & Leongatha in Gippsland. No damage has been reported, just a lot of rattling windows.
Goodness, Mother Earth has been giving Australia a beating recently with floods, extreme heatwaves, bushfires & now earth tremors. Maybe she is trying to tell us something...treat her better & she'll recipricate.

4 comments:

Irish Down Under said...

I live in Port Melbourne and I definitely felt it, I could even see furniture in the apartment shaking. I'm from Ireland and have never experienced anything like that before. Weird experience.

Deb said...

Gosh Jackie, if its not the fires its earthquakes. Yes I agree mother nature is sending little warnings , but she has certainly been angry with those fires. I think its time she gave you guys a wee rest and calmed down.
But we do need to treat what we accept as ours with respect don't we.

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Julia said...

I just stumbled upon your blog through Pamela's. I've been thinking about you guys all the way around the world!! It has been bad there. Australia is a place I have always wanted to visit.

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