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    Earthquake Tremor in Melbourne

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    Just an hour or so ago, we felt the earth literally move for around 5 seconds where we were. The house was shaking, the walls were rattling and it's the first time I've experienced anything like this. Anyone else in Melbourne feel that as well?

    Thankfully it only lasted a short time and was fairly minor. Hopefully there's not much more to come after this. It's very weird as Melbourne typically doesn't experience many earthquakes and it's the first time I've felt something like this after about 18 years living in Melbourne.
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    Been some discussion of it in the Aus. vs. Saf. thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Been some discussion of it in the Aus. vs. Saf. thread.
    Cheers for that. Haven't been on the computer up until now and I hadn't looked in the Australia vs South Africa thread. Thought I'd bring it up here in Off Topic instead. Was pretty surreal though, never felt anything like that before.

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    Yeah, would be an odd experience I'd imagine.

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    There's no faultlines in Australia as far as I'm aware, probably somewhere over here. I felt nothing though, how close does the Pacific plate come to the north of Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Yeah, would be an odd experience I'd imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    There's no faultlines in Australia as far as I'm aware, probably somewhere over here. I felt nothing though, how close does the Pacific plate come to the north of Australia?

    Geography is dificult at midnight.
    Nah Australia is devoid of any plate boundaries, or even close to any really. Earthquakes can happen in the middle of plates though, usually got to do with the plate alleviating some shear stress upon it by cracking up a touch deep in the crust or something else to that effect.

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    That Corey bloke's not having another party is he?

    There were a couple of tremors in Japan when I was there years ago. One was about 4.5, freaked me out but noone else in the house seemed to care. Felt like the house was made out of jelly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    Nah Australia is devoid of any plate boundaries, or even close to any really. Earthquakes can happen in the middle of plates though, usually got to do with the plate alleviating some shear stress upon it by cracking up a touch deep in the crust or something else to that effect.
    Ah thanks. Yeah was thinking "wtf, since when did Australia get Earthquakes when they're no where near a plate bounday, shouldn't I be under a pile of rubble now?" That explains it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    That Corey bloke's not having another party is he?

    There were a couple of tremors in Japan when I was there years ago. One was about 4.5, freaked me out but noone else in the house seemed to care. Felt like the house was made out of jelly.
    Well tonight's tremor was a 4.7 so it was definitely noticeable. It probably felt a bit closer here, because we are around 50kms away from Gippsland which was the epicentre of the tremor. But reading some of the comments on the Herald Sun website, looks like most of Victoria felt it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    That Corey bloke's not having another party is he?

    There were a couple of tremors in Japan when I was there years ago. One was about 4.5, freaked me out but noone else in the house seemed to care. Felt like the house was made out of jelly.
    I quite enjoy Earthquakes actualy, they're fun (not big ones though obviously). Guess I just get used to them over here, whereas people living a long way from plate boundaries wouldn't get as many.

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    The thread from the last one a few years back - Mini - earthquake in Melbourne.

    Was closer to that one so felt it a lot more than this one, even though it was only a 2.8
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    Was a very interesting experience. You could hear the rumble in the distance, then the entire house began to vibrate for 5-6 seconds (felt like an eternity), soon enough it was gone.

    I believe the older the story gets the bigger the tremor will be made out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noble One View Post
    Was a very interesting experience. You could hear the rumble in the distance, then the entire house began to vibrate for 5-6 seconds (felt like an eternity), soon enough it was gone.

    I believe the older the story gets the bigger the tremor will be made out to be.
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    Was at the Espy at the time, didn't feel a thing.

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