Quake felt in Bega Valley

Map showing the intensity of
Map showing the intensity of "felt reports" from Geoscience Australia.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Centre reported an earthquake 38km south of Mount Buller at magnitude 5.8.

The quake happened at about 9.15am on Wednesday, September 22 and was felt in the Bega Valley.

At Nethercote my desk and computer screen shook for about 5 seconds.

The USGS said the earthquake was at a depth of 10km.

Many people has reported feeling the tremor including from Merimbula, Eden, Pambula, Wallagoot, Brogo and Tura Beach with some reporting that windows rattled.

A map of "felt reports" based on some 16,000 reports shows the tremor was widely felt out to Mildura, Canberra and Nowra.

A further tremor was felt just after 9.30am registering magnitude 4 according to Geoscience Australia.

Victoria State Emergency Service reported possible building damage in north east parts of metropolitan Melbourne with power and telephone services disrupted in unspecified areas.


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