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Small quake shakes Melbourne

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posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Small quake shakes Melbourne


au.news.yahoo.com



A small earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Melbourne.

The tremor, which struck Port Phillip Bay, was felt across south-eastern suburbs just after 7:00pm (AEDT).

Senior seismologist with Environmental Systems and Services, Gary Gibson, says it is unu
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[edit on 31/3/10 by spearhead]




posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Maybe someone can help me understand why the earth would shake in such random areas.
Small enough for people to notice but not big enough for many people to notce.
Are the Chinese tunneling under our country or perhaps the mole people from Tasmania.
Any one who could help me understand step forth!

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posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:50 AM
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There are quite a few small, old fault lines close to Melbourne, even extinct volcanoes, so because of these the area will be prone to small tremors from time to time.



A couple of links you might like to read:

www.seismicity.see.uwa.edu.au...

home.iprimus.com.au...

And a detailed map showing fault lines in Victoria:

home.iprimus.com.au...

[edit on 31/3/10 by Chadwickus]



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:08 AM
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thanks chad! you rock!

there is a mountain called Flinders Peak in south east queensland. it was the nearest high mountain other than tamborine mt. and is said to be a dormant or extinct volcano.

In the 99 acre reserve in which i yard backed onto we found large, engine sized, volcanic rock embeded in the marsh. just thought i'd mention that because when i was a kid i thought that was awesome.

i truely underestimate the extent of australia's volcanic and tectonic history.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:23 AM
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you can see a panoramic shot of flinders peak taken 20km east of the peak.

Flinders Peak

My house was about 40km south east of the peak.




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