Protesters cause earthquake in Melbourne

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21 Sep 2021, 7:07 pm

If it was the Chinese not sure why they would be interested in Mansfield?



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21 Sep 2021, 7:17 pm

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If it was the Chinese not sure why they would be interested in Mansfield?


They attacked *Victoria*, the bastardo! :evil:


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21 Sep 2021, 7:43 pm

Not sure if we'll be getting aftershocks on this one [1]... When it started, I thought it was just the "shaking" from a large truck going past, but when I couldn't hear any heavy vehicles (and it went longer than I would have expected), I guessed it must be an earthquake - I just hadn't realised it was quite as big as it turned out to have been.

As a side note, I wonder how the people at the top of Eureka tower and "Australia 108" felt...

[1]Update - According to a relative who lives near Falls Creek (closer to where earthquake happened than Melbourne is), there's been a few aftershocks felt in the area, and they're a bit reluctant to head inside at the moment.


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21 Sep 2021, 9:33 pm

I was getting ready to go out the door when the Earthquake happened, the windows shook and the bells on the cat tower were ringing, my cat took off up the passage before it happened.



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22 Sep 2021, 12:16 am

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-09-21/

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SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country's biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country's second largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states.

The quake's epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). An aftershock was rated 4.0.

Images and video footage circulating on social media showed rubble blocking one of Melbourne's main streets, while people in northern parts of the city said on social media they had lost power and others said they were evacuated from buildings.

The quake was felt as far away as the city of Adelaide, 800 km (500 miles) to the west in the state of South Australia, and Sydney, 900 km (600 miles) to the north in New South Wales state, although there were no reports of damage outside Melbourne and no reports of injuries.


That was a big one!!



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22 Sep 2021, 12:30 am

^ Goodness, big and shallow! No wonder it was felt over a wide area. When I was a little kid, I was in an earthquake about 6.1 in magnitude and only 7 km deep. I've got no memory of it personally, but my poor mother thought the world was coming to an end.

I swear, you Victorians are having all the fun right now. :mrgreen:


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22 Sep 2021, 1:49 am

Murihiku wrote:
^ Goodness, big and shallow! No wonder it was felt over a wide area. When I was a little kid, I was in an earthquake about 6.1 in magnitude and only 7 km deep. I've got no memory of it personally, but my poor mother thought the world was coming to an end.

I swear, you Victorians are having all the fun right now. :mrgreen:


And there is only one person responsible for all of it!
Dictator Dan. 8O

I hear Danny boy is breeding locusts. :mrgreen:


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22 Sep 2021, 4:33 am

No aftershocks.....yet!



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22 Sep 2021, 6:45 pm

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Warning aftershocks 'could occur for weeks if not months' as residents are evacuated following Victorian earthquake

Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino has warned that aftershocks "could occur for weeks if not months" following the earthquake on Wednesday.

Jack Mahony
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https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-ne ... rallPos=15


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22 Sep 2021, 6:48 pm

Murihiku wrote:
^ Goodness, big and shallow! No wonder it was felt over a wide area. When I was a little kid, I was in an earthquake about 6.1 in magnitude and only 7 km deep. I've got no memory of it personally, but my poor mother thought the world was coming to an end.

I swear, you Victorians are having all the fun right now. :mrgreen:


Don't gloat.
You have Palaszczuk, which is a bigger disaster. :mrgreen:


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22 Sep 2021, 8:27 pm

^ She's done a better job than Berejiklian has, I'd say.


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23 Sep 2021, 2:33 am

Murihiku wrote:
^ She's done a better job than Berejiklian has, I'd say.


We will have to agree to disagree.
If we were Amerians, we would have to, by mandate, unfriend each other. :mrgreen:


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