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Old 06-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Melbourne's 5.3 quake (biggest since 1903)

http://www.news.com.au/national/eart...-1226401631728

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/qu...619-20m88.html

An earthquake shook Melbourne and much of the state of Victoria around 9pm on Tuesday (12 hours ago). It was Melbourne's biggest quake since 1903 and I understand it was Australia's biggest since the fatal one in Newcastle, New South Wales in the 1980s.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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we felt it in preston.... thought it was the washing machine on spin cycle!
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:12 PM   #3
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i hope you and others are ok...perhaps it was in a remote, desolate area
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:12 AM   #4
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just some minor property damage and things falling shelves at supermarkets!. everyone's fine
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:10 AM   #5
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My first thought was that a possum (a record-size one) had got in under the roof and was running just above the ceiling!

Maybe it's not such a rare event in North America. One day after our drama, I heard quakes hit Alaska and Washington State.

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