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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:34 PM

5.2 earthquake shakes Melbourne Australia

Source: RT

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has hit the southeastern coast of Australia, 120km from Melbourne. No immediate details on casualties or damage have been released.

­Windows rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) on Tuesday, lasting for almost a minute.

Residents in many suburbs have reported items on shelves falling over.

The news caused immediate panic on the internet. The Geoscience Australia website crashed as people flocked online to see what had happened.

Read more: http://www.rt.com/news/australia-earthquake-melbourn-panic-189/

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:36 PM

1. and a 5.1 off coast of Oregon

Busy day at USGS

6.0 120 km Attu Station Alaska
4.6 132 km ....Chile
4.1 49 km ....Argentina

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:54 PM

2. I wouldn't call it panic

We don't get many here and it was bigger than previous ones (but still minor) so it caused some excited commenting but that's about it.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:26 PM

3. Did Rupert...

...fall off his chair?

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