About twenty minutes ago, members of the family started yelling in the lounge room, rushing into the house from their various bungalows and garage rooms and even a caravan shook. Walls, beds shaking. The second earthquake in four days. Looked up Age breaking news - it's in Melbourne too and even hundreds of kilometres away. Then in facebook and twitter of course. Peceli and I were just about to pray, and then it all happened! So we make a cup of coffee instead.
Later - next morning the Herald Sun wrote it up in a sensational way - and they say it was the worst in 109 years. The epicentre apparently was in the Moe area in Gippsland, but felt over a wide area even southern NSW. The worry now is that it could happen again and be worse. Fortunately there have been no stories of people being hurt - so far.
earthquake in more than a century.
Millions across the state felt the tremor, which had an epicentre 16km south-west of Moe, at theLatrobe Valley in Victoria's east.The magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook homes, cracked windows and walls, and threw residents from their chairs.