“It’s certainly not unusual to get aftershocks of this size after a magnitude 5.4 earthquake,” seismologist Jonathan Bathgate told news.com.au about the quake that occured east-southeast of Melbourne.
An earthquake measured at 5.4 on the richter scale hit Gippsland in the state of Victoria a month ago.
“Well, I had just got home and sat down to check my e-mail, when I felt the building shake and the windows and the objects on my desk rattle,” a woman affected by the quake told AAP.
The State Emergency Service (SES) has had no reports of damage or injuries following the earthquake.
This #melbearthquake only rating a 2.4 on the twitter scale.
— Ben Friedlander (@BennyB11) July 20, 2012
My housemate and her friends in the lounge room felt the #melbearthquake, but I didn’t in my bedroom.
— Jason Taylor (@jasejtaylor) July 20, 2012
I think we just had a earthquake in Victoria just now because our house started to shake.Anyone else feel it???
— Anthony Vella (@Vella85) July 20, 2012
@tntmagazine #melbearthquake Gillard over did it on the baked beans, once the carbon emissions have escaped = normal service will resume.
— Graham Gaunt (@wellminted) July 20, 2012