Earthquake strikes Melbourne sparking confusion: ‘Loud, explosion-like sound’
- Magnitude 2.3 quake struck city’s east
Melbourne was shaken by a small earthquake on Tuesday morning – with authorities picking up a 2.3 magnitude quake in the city’s eastern suburbs.
The earthquake hit at about 11.15am on Tuesday near Ferntree Gully.
Several residents questioned whether they were imagining the ground beneath them rumbling.
‘Anyone else in Melbourne feel the earthquake a short time ago?’ one resident asked on Twitter.
‘WAS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE?’ asked another.
The earthquake hit at about 11.15am on Tuesday near Ferntree Gully in Melbourne’s east
‘It was so quick it could’ve been thunder but I swear the roof shook’.
Earthquake monitoring organisation, the Seismology Research Centre, said the quake was detected not far from the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
A resident in Montrose, east of the city, reported feeling ‘rumbling, rattling and a loud explosion-like sound.’
A Belgrave local said ‘it was so small I thought it was just a truck being unloaded.’
The Bureau of Meteorology said there is no tsunami threat to Australia.
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