Earthquake in Melbourne, Australia – March 6th

There is reports on Twitter about an earthquake in Melbourne. Will update this with more information. Refresh the page for more information about the earthquake in Melbourne.

Update 1:

The earthquake hit Melbourne at 8:50 PM Friday night, and according to preliminary reports it hit 5.1 on the Richter scale.

Update 2:

Over the past few days there has been a lot of seismic activity around Tonga, Western Australia and quite large scale earthquakes in Figi, all measuring around 5 on the Richter scale.

Update 3:

Official sources have indicated that the eartquake had a magnitude of 4.7 and the official time of the earthquake began at Friday, March 06, 2009 at 08:55:38 PM, with a 10km range.

Update 4:
Below is a map of where the epicenter was.


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10 thoughts on “Earthquake in Melbourne, Australia – March 6th”

  1. I was on the couch and things starting jerking left and right. Lasted about 7-10 seconds. I’ve been in a 6.5 when I was at school in New Zealand : It wasnt anywhere near that. My Aussie family felt nothing. We live in the western suburbs on the basalt plain.

  2. Glad you’re all OK. There has been no casualties so far, but there has been a lot of earthquake activity around those tectonic plates, so keep on your toes and remember that door frames are really strong in the event of houses collapsing!

  3. Earthquakes in Melbourne are a big hazard with atleast one small one occuring every day in the city- suburbs area!
    Apparently we all better start preparing for a major earthquake that is soon to shake South Eastern Victoria! It will be over magnitude 6.0 on the Richter Scale and because one hasn’t occured for atleast over 320 years, it could be over Richter magnitude 7.0 which is the same size of the recent Haiti event. A magnitude 6.0 or larger earthquake occurrs in Victoria atleast once every 200 years. The last big one in Victoria is unknown but Aboriginals reported that a major, major earthquake happened in 1480- 1500 on the Mornington Peninsula. A 7.0 earthquake occurrs on the Mornington Peninsula atleast once every 1800 but know one knows when the last happened. A 4.0-4.9 occurs in Vic atleast once every 2 years while a 5.0- 5.9 happens every 15- 20 years. A 3.0- 3.9 rocks us atleast once every month and a 2.0- 2.9, once every fortnight. A 1.0-1.9 every week and a 0.1- 0.9 every day.

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