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Melbourne shaken by 4.4-magnitude quake

A 4.4 magnitude earthquake has struck near Melbourne, Australia, authorities have reported.

Geoscience Australia said it was centered near Korumburra, Victoria and struck at 1.32pm New Zealand time.

Residents turned to Twitter to share their experience of the jolt.

“Earthquake here in Melbourne, very short and sharp..minor tremblor,” Andrew Moss wrote.

“My office mate and I both just felt our building on Queen St, Melbourne shake a little bit…” Matt Cowgill said.



Gabbie on 5/07/2011 4:36am

My first fairly significant `earth moving’ experience! Felt a jolt from the quake in Taupo and swayed in my computer chair for about 15-20 seconds. Strange feeling.

David on 5/07/2011 3:39am

How rare are these things in Melbourne?

Oops, just had a wee one here in Wellington, I reckon a 3.3 if that.


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