Here comes Earthquake in Melbourne, Australia, within 12 hours of quake log filed on Sixth Sense blog.
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Earthquake shakes Australian city
16 hours ago
MELBOURNE (AFP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, was shaken by an earthquake Friday, but police said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Residents reported buildings shaking across the metropolitan area and other parts of southeastern Victoria state, recently ravaged by wildfires which killed 210 people.
“Being so close to the fire areas and having been on alert the last two to three weeks, our only thought was ‘oh my God, what now?'” said Kate Bruce of Doreen.
“My kids thought that the roof was coming off, that’s how loud it was here.”
The United States Geological Survey said the 4.7 magnitude quake struck about 96 kilometres (59 miles) southeast of Melbourne shortly before 9.00 pm (1000 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres.
“We were just sitting down watching the TV and then the whole house absolutely shook,” James Sandman of Drouin town told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
“The foundations shook, the walls moved, they wobbled, and myself and my wife just looked at each other and we both then looked at the exits wondering ‘do we need to get out?'”
Seismologist Phil Cummins at Geoscience Australia, which monitors earthquake activity, told the national AAP news agency the quake “is unlikely to have caused any damage, except possibly some minor damage near the epicentre.”