Melbourne hit by Earthquake

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    21:00 AEST Tue Jun 19 2012
    Will Jackson, ninemsn

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake has shaken Melbourne and parts of Victoria.

    Windows were rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) and lasted for around 30 to 40 seconds.

    The US Geological Survey website registered a 5.2-magnitude quake 10km southwest of Moe, at a depth of 9.9km.

    The Bureau of Meteorology said the quake was felt further afield than Melbourne, with reports coming in from Bright and Myrtleford in the northeast and Wonthaggi in the southeast of Victoria.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8486317
     
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    Mahindra-GippsAero plant at Morwell is very near to the epicentre of this earthquake.


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    Victoria has been shaken by more than 60 aftershocks since a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattled Gippsland last night, the largest quake in the state in more than a century.

    The earthquake struck at 8.53pm, rattling buildings and frightening residents from Gippsland to the western district and as far north as the NSW town of Wagga Wagga.
     

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