Melbourne Tremor

Any other Melbournites feel a tremor just before 9pm?

The bookcases were rattling and the kids were calling out – “our beds are shaking”.

Wonder if it has anything to do with the Volcano errupting in Indonesia, that I found when I went to breaking news on The ABC Breaking News website.

Updated to add

You can see details at the US Geological Survey Home page

Earthquake Details

Magnitude 4.7
Date-Time
Location 38.377°S, 145.714°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA
Distances 90 km (55 miles) SE of MELBOURNE, Victoria, Australia
120 km (75 miles) ESE of Geelong, Victoria, Australia
180 km (110 miles) WSW of Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
525 km (325 miles) NNW of HOBART, Tasmania, Australia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.7 km (9.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 9, Nph= 9, Dmin=448.6 km, Rmss=1.09 sec, Gp=137°,
M-type=body magnitude (Mb), Version=6
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID us2009dwau

6 thoughts on “Melbourne Tremor

  1. Definitely. How scary – the first tremor I can remember experiencing. Husband and I were straight onto Facebook and Twitter, which is a hilarious (but very sad!) sign of the times. Our kids were (grrr) still up, and paid no attention whatsoever.

  2. we felt the eathquake here too!! i was sitting on the couch with my laptop surfing the blogs 🙂
    the girls thought a helicopter had flown really low over the house.
    i missed the last one we had many years ago. lucky it was such a mild one

  3. My kids came running out of their beds, asking what it was! I was sitting on the couch stitching and the whole house vibrated! Thank god it was only for a few seconds.

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