Breaking Seismic News: Australia
Location: The earthquake epicentre. Picture: Geoscience Australia
March 08, 2007
AN earthquake shook beds, chairs and tables as it rumbled across Melbourne this afternoon.
Residents heard a sound like muffled thunder and felt a tremor that rattled doors and furniture for several seconds. The quake, measuring 3.5 on the richter scale, was the strongest in Melbourne for six years. It struck at 1.34pm in the Bunyip State Park, 70km east of Melbourne.
The city's last tremor was in October last year and registered 2.9 on the richter scale.