Another Earthquake

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:33
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4.28pm Earthquake felt Moe, Latrobe Valley, Victoria

I didn't feel the last one, so cannot compare.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:39

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:39
Shook the hell out of my house ! Last one was 4.6 and only shook my kitchen table i reckon as a guess and totally a guess 5.2 any other offers...
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Follow Up By: Tim Owen - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:45

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:45
Geoscience Australia says 4.6 and again epicentre at Korrumburra (source local ABC)
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:49

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:49
Thats interesting Tim,yet this time my table hardly shook yet all the walls,floor were cracking,creaking etc etc...I would hav said more severe than last for sure..
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Follow Up By: PradOz - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:16

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:16
news here in sydney on all three commercial channels reported it as being 4.5 - slightly less than yor last one
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:42

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:42
Hiya Prad

Yeah channel 7 said the same...The waves from the tremor must act diff on buildings not always the same..
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:46

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 16:46
I live about 10kms from Traralgon, I would describe it as more of a tremor than an earthquake.
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:28

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:28
So has Victoria slipped into Bass Strait, can't wait for that!
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Follow Up By: HiFiRobbie - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:33

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:33
Haha!

Just when you thought Melbourne couldn't get any colder or wetter!
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:36

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 17:36
Notso,
Tasmania only proved that Mexicans could swim.
Where would be the fun in us in NSW becoming Southerners?
Shoush all you QLDers. Don't start.
:)



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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 18:17

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 18:17
The really sad thing is that even though I left there 31 years ago, I still follow Aussie Rules!
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:08

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 19:08
G/day Notso.That is really really sad mate heh heh.
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Reply By: Holden4th - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 20:27

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 20:27
Just some interesting facts about the Richter Scale. This scale is logarithmic and works in powers of ten. In other words a 4 on the richter scale is 10 times more powerful than a 3 and a 5 is 100 times more powerful than a 3. So a quake that measures 4.1, when compared to one that measures 4.8 is 7 times more powerful.

The kiwis may not agree but a quake in the 4s is a strong tremor. Much depends on how deep it occurs - the shallower it is, the harder it hits.

The Newcastle quake of 1989 was 5.5 on the scale and did considerable damage as building codes in Australia don't really account for this sort of incident. if the tremors continue in Victroria we might just see one larger than 5. It's location and depth will determine the outcome.
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 21:10

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 21:10
Up here in the Dandenongs it was enough to rattle the windows in the house, the rumble through the Hills went for a minute or so after the tremour.We also heard it before we felt it.
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Reply By: gary - Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 22:12

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 at 22:12
Another tremor just felt 10.09 in South Gippsland.
While I was reading the forum

Regards Gary
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