Saturday, March 7, 2009

Melbourne tremor one of three to hit Australia in one day

THE earth tremor that rocked the centre of Melbourne was one of three quakes that hit Australia in the one day, a seismologist says.
Melbourne residents reported buildings shaking across the metropolitan area when a tremor struck at 8.55pm (AEDT) last night.

Geoscience Australia, which monitors earthquake activity, said the tremor measured magnitude 4.6 on the Richter scale, with the epicentre at Korumburra, about 90km southeast of Melbourne.

The US Geological Survey reported on its website the tremor measured 4.7.

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