"[I felt] a gentle shake coming on and I thought, God, is it a train running through the back of the house or something? "The damage we've seen has largely been minor cracks in walls and a garage that has had some damage. "The shaking continued for about 45 seconds, and my whole house was vibrating visibly.". he wrote on Facebook. "You do get the rolling because you get the surface waves that get generated that people can feel quite strongly.". "Earthquake rocks Melboure and Victoria, no reports of injuries" â The Australian, March 7, 2009 "Melbourne escapes unscathed after earthquake" â Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 7, 2009 "It was followed in March by two magnitude.4.6 earthquakes and lots of aftershocks, and they've continued ever since," he said. The Insurance Council of Australia has advised me unambiguously that home and contents insurance policy does cover for earthquake damage," he said. Residents reported hearing a roaring noise as the quake hit just before 9:00pm at a depth of about 10km. ABC reporter Hamish Fitzsimmons spoke with a number of residents in a pub near the epicentre, who said glasses crashed to the ground. "Shook the heck out of the house and the kids woke up quite startled! 242.2017 2 Version Release history Date 1.0 Initial release of document 05/01/2017 be incomplete or unable to â¦ Householders in Frankston, Mount Eliza, Berwick and Endeavour Hills felt rumblings and houses shaking. Victoria's Emergency Services Minister Peter Ryan says authorities handled the earthquake well. The Federal Minister responsible for insurance, Bill Shorten, says insurers should exercise diligence and compassion. RESIDENTS of Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs reported hearing loud explosions as earth tremors shook the area early last night. Even if you did not feel the earthquake yourself, please fill in the form, as this information will assist us. Seismologist David Jepsen said there were aftershocks of around magnitude 3.5 near the epicentre. 4.6 6 March 2009, Korumburra 4.6 18 March 2009, Korumburra 5.4 19 June 2012, 16km SW of Moe 4.3 20 July 2012, 15km SW of Moe For the latest version of â¦ Fortunately, many of Victoria's earthquakeâ¦ No serious damage was reported. Residents across Melbourne have been rattled by an earth tremor that struck about 100km south-east of the city. An SES spokesman told ABC News Breakfast there were 850 calls to emergency services in the first hour after the quake. Since the quake I have been inundated with links to this screenshot of what looks like an amazingly sophisticated and ground breaking Google Maps mashup. Both struck 15 kilometres below ground and were associated with uplift of the Strzelecki Ranges. Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic, Follow our live coverage of the US election aftermath. Melbourne - Felt the house shook strongly for 5 secs.  International Year of Natural Fibres. By Calvin Palmer An earthquake rocked Melbourne today, the second one to hit the city in the past 12 days. The largest earthquake in the Melbourne's recent history was in 1965, when a magnitude 5.7 quake shook the Otway ranges. This earthquake was felt across Melbourne, with reports from as far west as Bendigo, and unconfirmed reports of it being felt as far north as Sydney. The earthquakes registered magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale, with another small earthquake felt in the area in January 2009. The SES said it received dozens of calls for help for cracked walls and ceilings and a collapsed garage and chimney. The quake hit at a â¦ 8 April - L'Aquila, Italy me ek earthquake ke kaaran 207 log ke maut aur 17,000 logan homeless hoe gain. The quake was 4.6 on the Richter scale. Largest earthquake along the infamous Selwyn Fault since the 5.5 magnitude quake of 1855, which occurred a few 5.6 . The tremor struck 16 kilometres west of Moe, but was felt in the centre of Melbourne and in suburbs across the city's west and south-east. "I've been in touch with the insurance council since the earthquake occurred. The 2nd Sumatra earthquake caused an estimated 1,117 deaths to that island, while other majors events struck Italy or Costa Rica.Also notable, the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami registered an 8.1 on the moment magnitude scale, the most powerful earthquake in 2009. 2009 March 6, Korumburra, VIC ML 4.5 0955 UTC, 145.87°E, 38.43°S, 10 km deep The 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami took place on 29 September 2009 in the southern Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone.The submarine earthquake occurred in an extensional environment and had a moment magnitude of 8.1 and a â¦ This shake only ranking as the 5th largest since 2009. Yikes!" Another earthquake rocks Melbourne VICTORIANS were struck by another earth tremor today, with shakes reported from Coldstream to South Gippsland. An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck in a remote area of Indonesia in the Banda Sea on Monday, but there were no initial tsunami warnings. Another Melbourne Earthquake (Updated) Posted on March 18, 2009 by Chris Samuel I missed this one (unlike the last one ), but according to Geoscience Australia there was a magnitude 4.6 quake , again around Korumburra ( USGS info here ). Reportedly, the tremours Earthquakes in 2009 resulted in 1,853 fatalities. After the 2004 tsunami in Aceh and 2009 earthquake in Padang, Indonesiaâs disaster management efforts became better organised under the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and its regional counterparts (BPBD Syd Pargeter also felt the earthquake at his home at Harkaway, 50 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.  Geoscience Australia, which monitors earthquake activity, said the tremor measured magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre at Korumburra, about 90 kilometres southeast of Melbourne.  International Year of Reconciliation. South-east Victoria has been rocked by more than 40 aftershocks after a magnitude-5.4 earthquake hit near Moe in Gippsland on Tuesday night. "There were a lot of calls, and the Premier and I in fact went to the State Control Centre at about 11 o'clock last night and spent about a half an hour with them as they were liaising with the different agencies," he said. Eyewitness accounts of the Melbourne Earthquake of March 06 2009 March 6th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by admin Tweet On March 06th an earthquake of 4.7 Magnitude shook Melbourne â¦ Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. It was also the last year of the 2000s decade. Pretty Coal ban 'a responsible act', Australia playing the victim, China says, Heavy rain and flooding risks as northern NSW enters sixth day of wild weather, Live: Europe set to approve COVID-19 vaccine before Christmas, Germans flocked to the shops ahead of Christmas and spread COVID-19. AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). 4.5 magnitude earthquake 2009-03-06 09:55:36 UTC at 09:55 March 06, 2009 UTC Location: Epicenter at -38.445, 145.839 27.2 km from North Wonthaggi (16.2 miles) Near S.E. Buildings have been reduced to rubble as an earthquake of magnitude 6.9 has struck Sivrice, a town and district of ElazÄ±Ä Province of Turkey, the â¦ Melbourne, Victoria, Australia has suffered it's second earthquake this month on 18 March 2009 at 4:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time. One woman from Pearcedale said her children ran terrified from their house after hearing what sounded like three bombs going off. Initially measured at magnitude-5.3, it was also felt as far north as Shepparton and even Albury on the border with New South Wales. Melbourne - Sitting on desk and desk shook and tapped walls. "[It was a] shallow earthquake. The quake occurred at approximately around 9pm Friday March 6th (10:00am UTC). Some Melbourne residents also reported seeing windows shaking during the tremor. Earth's 'air conditioner' is trapped in a polar heat spike — this is what it looks like, 'Please... get me out of here': Inside the bizarre rehab centre leaving some women feeling traumatised. That's why people felt it so strongly," he said. Bureau Home > Tsunami Warnings > Tsunami Events > Tsunami event summary - Wednesday, 15 July 2009 Details of earthquake: Magnitude 7.9 occurred near the New Zealand south coast at 7:22pm EST. "It was a significant shaking event. "But everything is under control, I'm pleased to say, and the main thing is no one was injured.". Though the some car hit my garage and came out with my 2yr old, to know that it was an earthquake! If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap? An earthquake of unknown magnitude hits Australia, it was reportedly felt for 15 to 20 seconds in Melbourne. "And it built up, built up, built up, and then the real thing really started to shake ... for 20 shakes, and then it trailed off the way it started.". A Carrum Downs man said his chair was pushed up about 6.15pm by ''some force coming from below the ground''. Melbourne hit by earthquake days after wildfires Melbourne and Australia's fire ravaged region of Victoria have been hit by an earthquake with buildings shaking across the region. Residents across Melbourne have been rattled by an earthquake that struck about 100 kilometres south-east of the city. Coast Of Australia Depth: 14 km If you felt an earthquake, or know of an earthquake that occurred recently, please fill in this form. The tremors were believed to have reached three on the Richter scale. Melbourne residents describe last night's earthquake "It was followed in March by two magnitude.4.6 earthquakes and lots of aftershocks, and they've â¦ Graham Miller, a resident in Heathmont in Melbourne's east, said it was the biggest earthquake he had ever felt. September 1, 2009 10:59pm But the SES says there have been no reports of major damage. Stay safe and informed with ABC's checklists & survival kits. Minor damage. We don't often get earthquakes which shake much of Melbourne," he said. Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs were hit by earth tremors early last night. A 5.4 magnitude earthquake which hit near the town of Moe in 2012 caused about $20 million damage and was felt across Melbourne. One of Australia's top earthquake specialists says last night's earthquake was the latest and biggest in a cluster spanning three years in the region. He said some homes did lose power after the quake but there have been no significant reports of gas leaks. An earthquake has struck the state of Victoria in Australia, shaking buildings in Melbourne and sending shockwaves across a 125-mile area. EARTHQUAKE SCENARIO, MELBOURNE | REPORT NO. The United States Geological Survey reported on its website the tremor was a magnitude 4.7 quake, about 96 kilometres from Melbourne, and Geoscience Australia says the tremor was centred near Korumburra. â¢ in August 2000, a M 5.0 earthquake in Boolarra caused minor damage and was felt Professor Mike Sandiford of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne says it is an unusual event. Police were flooded with calls from hundreds of worried residents from north of Melbourne to Sale in Gippsland after the earth shook for a few seconds just after 9:00 p.m. local time. The Federal Government says most home, building and contents insurance covers earthquake damage but individuals should check their policies. He said the cluster started in January 2009 with magnitude-3.5 tremors. "Every few years we have an earthquake which tends to be to the south-east of Melbourne in Gippsland which impacts the eastern suburbs, shaking the eastern suburbs and even more rarely gets to the city centre.". Shannon Starab McGill, a resident in Badger Creek, north-east of Melbourne, also felt the quake. Earthquake shakes Melbourne Skip to sections navigation Skip to content Skip to footer Geoscience Australia has confirmed a 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck Melbourneâs outer suburb of Pakenham just after 6am this morning. 2009 was called the: International Year of Astronomy. 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A second earthquake in around two weeks has occurred in Melbourne, Australia. 2009 (MMIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. The SES information line is 1300 842 737. Early signs point to the earthquake/tremour in Victoria to being 4.6 on the Richter scale at the epicentre. We've also seen some shops that have had some stock come off the shelves," he said.  5 April - Ek ice ke pul jon ki Antarctica ke Wilkins Ice Shelf (right) ke Charcot Island se jorre hai global warming ke kaaran tuut gais. "The most severe earthquake that I would say we've experienced at Heathmont in 60 years to my knowledge," he said. "We had a magnitude-4.5 in July last year, there's about 400 altogether that's happened.". Felt widely in Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Westernport Bay and Gippsland. â¢ in 1996 a M 5.2 earthquake was centred near Mt Baw Baw, the shock was felt up to 100 km away with minor damage reported in Melbourne. 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