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#137626 - 06/03/2009 21:45 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
Lindsay Knowles Offline
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That was a close one for us here in Paky. I would put it at 30kms from here.

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#137627 - 06/03/2009 21:45 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
Flicky Offline
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Originally posted by norfolk:
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[b] Felt in Caroline Springs. Good for a Kiwi smile
Considering where it was, must have been a good one for us to feel it here! [/b]
4.7 is pretty good at 10 km deep. I slept through smaller ones in NZ.


EDIT- My cat keeps staring at the roof.

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#137628 - 06/03/2009 21:46 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
Turtle Girl Offline
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Registered: 21/04/2007
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Ruckle and I 12 floors up in CBD, I felt something moving faintly and was just about to ask if he did when violent shaking of the building. About 1 or 2 seconds where we were scared, heard the building crek/flex..

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#137629 - 06/03/2009 21:48 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
tizza Offline
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i felt it very strongly in richmond @ my friends apartment. 3rd floor. Drinks in glasses sloshed about. Dog was pacing madly then sat still just before it hit. There was a low rumble then the entire apartment block started to sway. The walls were creaking. Tables were rolling along with it like a wave. It lasted for more than 5 seconds and is the strongest quake i have ever felt in melb. I have felt a few over the years. This started quite smoothly and ended with a couple of decent jolts. I hope everyone is ok and there is not too much damage.

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#137630 - 06/03/2009 21:48 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
DamianTheOmen Offline
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WOW the town of Loch is like only a stones throw from the epicentre - check out google maps

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#137631 - 06/03/2009 21:51 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
leo jones Offline
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Id expect minor damage to be found in the AM considering how dry the soil is.

Anyone know anyone living on level 80 of Eureka Tower??

Wouldnt get me living up there for quids.

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#137632 - 06/03/2009 21:51 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
...TOMMY... Offline
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Registered: 12/01/2009
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Loc: Caroline Springs,119m asl, Vic
my cousin in caroline spings said she felt it shake bad upstairs she bolted down stairs...as i felt it i thought my muscle was shaking while i was playing ps3 i paused the game and said the couch was shaking... my dad felt it to but next door neibours felt nothing at all.
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#137633 - 06/03/2009 21:52 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
vector Offline
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Registered: 20/12/2002
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Loc: Christmas Hills Vic
Mag 4.6 North of Korumburra
http://www.ga.gov.au/bin/earthquake.pl?title=N+of+Korumburra+Vic&magnitude=4.6&depth=8&xy=145.790,-38.390&date=06,03,2009&time=09,55,37&bg1=eqrisk_lm&zoom=250&station=TOO

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#137634 - 06/03/2009 21:52 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
norfolk Offline
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Registered: 28/06/2003
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Loc: Caroline Springs vic.
yeah just spoke to my mum on the phone she said she was watching some Italian DVD (who cares! lol) and said they felt nothing over there. Weird!

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#137635 - 06/03/2009 21:52 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
WelloMeteo Offline
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I had no idea Melbourne was so unstable - I mean I have a few Melbournite friends who are extremely unstable .... nah, just kidding (well, I'm not, but it is meant in the nicest way) wink

Seriously - I actually check IRIS quite often, and there are no "pink spots" to show activity in that area, so I got quite a surprise when just now looking for news and seeing all the past earthquakes in the area. The asteroid/meteorite theory btw is not as far out as it might seem, but since there have been no visual reports, it's probably pretty safe to rule it out.

Jeez - Brisbane really is the boring capital of Australia ....

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#137636 - 06/03/2009 21:53 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
DamianTheOmen Offline
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am waiting for convinience store CCTV footage on the news LOL

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#137637 - 06/03/2009 21:53 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
floydlove Offline
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Originally posted by windyrob:
Certainly did :bounce:
I am on the east side of the river though (technically hawthorn)
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Originally posted by tizza:
i felt it very strongly in richmond @ my friends apartment. 3rd floor.
Ah, I was in Camberwell at the time. 5th floor up, nothing. People were home here in Hawthorn and nothing as well. Seems it's skipped me altogether.

I'm kind of jealous now haha, seems everyone far and wide experienced it. frown

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#137638 - 06/03/2009 21:54 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
norfolk Offline
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Registered: 28/06/2003
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Loc: Caroline Springs vic.
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Originally posted by WelloMeteo:

Jeez - Brisbane really is the boring capital of Australia ....
And you needed an earth tremor to find this out? LOL. Kidding love the place (I think LOL)

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#137639 - 06/03/2009 21:54 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
Mutley Offline
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Registered: 11/02/2005
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Yeah Loo, pretty close. I am about 10km west of Paky and the house shock for about 5 secs. Strange that it felt as though it was coming from the west. Anyone explain this?

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#137640 - 06/03/2009 21:55 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
norfolk Offline
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Loc: Caroline Springs vic.
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Originally posted by Mutley:
Yeah Loo, pretty close. I am about 10km west of Paky and the house shock for about 5 secs. Strange that it felt as though it was coming from the west. Anyone explain this?
the way you were facing? Sometimes if you face one way and hear a noise it seems to come from the direction you are facing. Can't explain it though

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#137641 - 06/03/2009 21:56 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
floydlove Offline
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Originally posted by leo jones:
Id expect minor damage to be found in the AM considering how dry the soil is.

Anyone know anyone living on level 80 of Eureka Tower??

Wouldnt get me living up there for quids.
I do actually, though she's overseas atm. Would hate to have been on those smallish balconies they have up there, considering it actually shook a few things from reports.

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#137642 - 06/03/2009 21:56 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
windyrob Offline
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Registered: 02/12/2007
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Originally posted by WelloMeteo:

Jeez - Brisbane really is the boring capital of Australia ....
You might want to wait a few days and see where hamish ends up before making that claim! wink

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#137643 - 06/03/2009 21:57 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
bearinthere Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2006
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Loc: Berwick/Melbourne
I thought a helicopter was trying to come down in the back farm, the kids were going off their heads (frightened no doubt). That was one weird quite scary experience!!!

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#137644 - 06/03/2009 21:58 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
leo jones Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2003
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Loc: mordialloc
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Originally posted by Mutley:
Yeah Loo, pretty close. I am about 10km west of Paky and the house shock for about 5 secs. Strange that it felt as though it was coming from the west. Anyone explain this?
The quake moves through different soils at different speeds etc. Theres "liquid"
soils, clay, sand etc, then theres rocky soils that are harder to move. It finds the weakest point to move through.

Wanna make a few bucks? smash all your windows and call the TV!

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#137645 - 06/03/2009 21:59 Re: Victorian Earthquake - March 6th 2009
WelloMeteo Offline
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Loc: Wellington Point SEQ (30km eas...
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Originally posted by windyrob:
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Originally posted by WelloMeteo:
[b]
Jeez - Brisbane really is the boring capital of Australia ....
You might want to wait a few days and see where hamish ends up before making that claim! wink [/b]
Already thought of that (really!) - it's all good - I touched wood after I typed it.

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