BREAKiNG NEWS: EARTHQUAKE SHAKES MELBOURNE
3:58pm on Monday 13th January 2014
Melbourne experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8, the biggest earthquake to shake Melbourne’s suburbs since the 19th of June 2012. The quake shook the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne near Ferntree Gully and Boronia, with the epicentre in Bayswater.
BAYSWATER & BORONiA EARTHQUAKE DiSASTER APPEAL:
An earthquake measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale hit Bayswater and Boronia while most residents were sleeping at 3:58pm Monday afternoon. The earthquake’s estimated damage could be as high as $27, with the loss of beer and bourbon from open cans and stubbies falling over.
Many earthquake victims were woken well before their welfare payments arrived, and seen wandering around aimlessly, confused and bewildered, while trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Bayswater and Boronia.
Bayswater resident Sharon Brown, a 17-year-old mother of 4 said “It was such a shock mate, me little girl Mercedes Shardonay came running into the kitchin’ cryin”. Sharon also said looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried on as normal in the area.
HOW YOU CAN HELP?.. Earthquake party food & clothing parcels are required for those that experienced the earthquake. Clothing most wanted: moccasins, thongs, ugg boots, hoodies, beanies, baseball caps, flannelette shirts, trackie dacks, and tank top singlets (preferably blue). Food most wanted: Baked beans, Ice cream, Chips, VB beer stubbies (& or cans), Jim Beam, Coke and Winnie Blue smokes 25s packs (not 20s)! 😉
…we can laugh at this little earthquake that made big news, because we are fortunate here in Melbourne, Australia, compared to what others around the World have to go through, with big devastating earthquakes. Other countries contend with catastrophic magnitude up to 9.0, such as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake (9.0) & tsunami | 2010 Haiti earthquake (7.0) | 2011 Christchurch earthquake (6.3) and many other earthquakes around the world. My heart is still with them all still recovering. Respect. ~ Anton K
Please remember those really affected by earthquakes..
Geoscience Australia 2014 earthquake details:
Geoscience Australia 2014 updated earthquake details, after solution finalised:
2.8 magnitude | 13th January 2014 @ 15:58:49 | Latitude -37.759 Longitude 145.353 | 15km depth | Approximate location: Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria / Bayswater (originally listed), Melbourne. Significent: Yes.
MELBOURNE 2014 EARTHQUAKE iN THE NEWS:
- ABC News: Earthquake rattles Melbourne’s east
- The Age: Earthquake hits Melbourne’s east
- 9News: Rumbling, shaking felt in Vic earthquake
- 3AW: Small earthquake in Melbourne: Ferntree Gully, Boronia the epicentre
- Herald Sun: Small tremor felt in Melbourne’s east
- The Sydney Morning Herald: Earthquake hits Melbourne’s east
- Earthquake-Report.com: Minor earthquake in the greater Melbourne area, Australia on the day the Australian Open starts!
RECENT EARTHQUAKES UPDATE:
A 2.4 magnitude earthquake was experienced in the Gembrook area, in Victoria, Australia, at 10:48pm on Saturday 18th January 2014.
Latitude: -37.935 Longitude: 145.646
LiST of ALL EARTHQUAKES in ViCTORiA Over 3 Magnitude:
- 2012 ~ Moe 5.4
- 2011 ~ Grampians 3.8
- 2009 ~ Korumburra 4.4
- 2009 ~ Korumburra 4.7
- 2001 ~ Swan Hill 4.8
- 2000 ~ Boolarra 5.0
- 1996 ~ Mt. Baw Baw / Thompson Dam 5.0
- 1982 ~ Wonnangatta 5.4
- 1977 ~ Balliang 4.7
- 1971 ~ Westernport Bay 5.0
- 1969 ~ Boolarra 5.3
- 1966 ~ Mount Hotham 5.5
- 1960 ~ Cape Otway 5.3
- 1903 ~ Warrnambool 5.3
- 1855 ~ Bass Strait 5.5
The last earthquake to hit Melbourne was on the 19th June 2012: EARTHQUAKE SHAKES MELBOURNE VICTORIA
The biggest earthquake to shake Victoria in 109 years was felt by millions of people at 8:55 pm on Tuesday the 19th of June 2012. The quake shook most of the state of Victoria, and parts of New South Wales in Australia, with a magnitude of 5.4 for about 30 to 40 seconds. It was approximately 10km deep with the epicentre between Moe and Trafalgar in the southeast.
The Geoscience Australia website went into meltdown on Tuesday the 19th of June 2012, as many people searched for information about the earthquake, while Facebook and Twitter was flooded with quake talk. See some of the first news coverage from 2 hours after the 2012 Victoria earthquake…
There were more than 60 aftershocks in the area near Moe within 24 hours since the 2012 Victoria earthquake began. Most of the aftershocks were small and unnoticeable, except for one that registered a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter Scale.
Could Victoria ever have a BiG EARTHQUAKE like the 2011 Christchurch Earthqauke? Experts say yes, but Victoria would be spared the most devastating tremors. Victoria will not experience a magnitude 9 earthquake as Japan had in 2011, because Australia sits atop a stable magnetic plate.
See more about the 2012 Victorian earthquake