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5.2 EARTHQUAKE - NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA 06/19/12

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Published on Jun 19, 2012

Victoria has been shaken by its biggest earthquake in 30 years. The tremor was recorded at 5.3 on the Richter scale at the epicentre 16km south-west of Moe starting at 8.53pm and lasting about 30 seconds. It was felt across the State as far away as Wagga Wagga.

Reports are coming in from all over the city - from the Dandenongs in the east, Bentleigh in the southeast, Pascoe Vale in the west and through the inner city.

Windows were rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) on Tuesday and lasted for around 30 to 40 seconds.
The Geoscience Australia website crashed as people flocked online to find out what occurred.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the quake was felt further afield than Melbourne, with reports coming in from Bright and Myrtleford in the northeast and Wonthaggi in the southeast of Victoria.

Magnitude
5.2
Date-Time
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 10:53:29 UTC
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 08:53:29 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
38.244°S, 146.194°E
Depth
9.9 km (6.2 miles)
Region
NEAR THE SOUTHEAST COAST OF AUSTRALIA
Distances
10 km (6 miles) SW of Moe, Australia
18 km (11 miles) W of Morwell, Australia
30 km (18 miles) WSW of Traralgon, Australia
78 km (48 miles) WSW of Sale, Australia

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