posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 05:01 AM
this looks like the last one Melbourne had in October 23, 2006
A MAGNITUDE 2.5 earthquake has hit Melbourne and its suburbs, but there are no reports of damage.
Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Dr Phil Cummins said the quake was recorded at 10.36pm (AEST) last night, and it prompted a flood a calls.
It was big enough to send a shudder through buildings, Dr Cummins said, but the quake appears to have done little more than rattle window panes.
“We've got it as a magnitude 2.5 at the moment,” Dr Cummins said early today.
He said the epicentre was just north of the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong, in the city's south-east, and it would have been felt over about a 50km
“We've had reports of people's housing shaking and of hearing a noise, but no damage,” Dr Cummins said.
He said more details on the quake would be released later today when data from a number of stations could be analysed.
Dr Cummins also said the event was not common.
“A magnitude 2.5 (earthquake) around this area is not that rare, but it's not a frequent event either,” Dr Cummins said
[edit on 6-3-2009 by duffster]