Hallo ihr Lieben.
Vorhin gab es bei uns ein Earthquake - mittlerweile schon mein viertes seitdem wir hier sind, aber das war mit einer Staerke von 5.2 das "wackeligste" was ich gespuert habe.
Hier sind ein paar Berichte und vielleicht gibt es dann morgen auch Videos sollte ich welche finden oder Nachrichtenuebertragung.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has shaken parts of southern Victoria this evening.
The US Geological Survey says it hit just before 9:00pm (AEST), with the epicentre near Moe in west Gippsland, about 120 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.
The quake was close to 10 kilometres in depth and felt throughout Melbourne and towns including Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Shepparton.
Victoria Police say they have received a number of calls in relation to the tremor.
They say, so far, they have not received any reports of major damage.
Some Melbourne residents have reported on Twitter that they saw windows shaking during the tremor.
One resident, Grant, says his apartment shook.
"My apartment complex rattled for 10 seconds, with the motion not ceasing for another minute," he said.
"It was confusing, I have never experienced an earthquake. I wasn't sure how to react.
"It felt like an off-putting momentum, as if the building was facing some sort of powerful wind."
Shannon Starab McGill, a resident in Badger Creek, north-east of Melbourne, also felt the quake.
"Shook the heck out of the house and the kids woke up quite startled! Yikes!" he wrote on Facebook.
Professor Mike Sandiford of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne says it is an unusual event.
"It was a significant shaking event. We don't often get earthquakes which shake much of Melbourne," he said.
"Every few years we have an earthquake which tends to be to the south east of Melbourne in Gippsland which impacts the eastern suburbs.
|A reader said a 1m-long crack formed in their backyard in Mill Park|
"Shaking the eastern suburbs and even more rarely gets to the city centre.
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has hit the southeastern coast of Australia, 120km from Melbourne. No immediate details on casualties or damage have been released.
Windows rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) on Tuesday, lasting for almost a minute.
Residents in many suburbs have reported items on shelves falling over.
The news caused immediate panic on the internet. The Geoscience Australia website crashed as people flocked online to see what had happened.
Hundreds of people from suburbs across Melbourne took to Twitter within seconds of feeling the tremors. Within minutes it was the top Twitter-trending topic worldwide.
The US Geological Survey says the quake occurred at a depth of 9.9 kilometers.
Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said the tremor was felt further afield than Melbourne, with reports coming in from Bright and Myrtleford in the northeast and Wonthaggi in the southeast of Victoria.The joint Australian Tsunami-Warning Center says there is no tsunami threat to Australia
|The aftermath at Coles in Wonthaggi.|
- mein Newsfeed bei Facebook ist voll mit Earthquake news. Aber natuerlich habe ich auch gleich mal meinen Senf dazu gegeben und einen veroeffentlicht.;)
Mein Cousin auf seinem FB:
"What's the first thing you do when there's an earthquake? Go on Facebook and inform everybody." :D