Friday, March 06, 2009

earth tremor in selby

What a surprise, sitting down relaxing for the evening, when a distant rumble could be heard, the house started shaking and I thought for all intents and purpose it was thunder. When the house continued to shake I realised that it was an earth tremor. It’s an eerie feeling, not one we’re very used to in Australia.

I loathe earthquakes, I first experienced one in California in 1980, I didn’t like it then and I still don’t like them. The feeling of loss of control is one I find difficult to reconcile. I hope all is well out there in Melbourne, we’ve had enough to contend with of late.

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17 Comments:

At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well . . . . . the cats even came inside! It is not a nice feeling. My husband ran downstairs as the windows were shaking up there and it sounded like a herd of elephants running under our house and down the driveway.

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I am in Hampton...felt it here too. BOM site has no info, the Age newspaper have posted a report...can't get onto the aust earth monitoring site.Will have to see if the TV put on a bulletin!

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, I thought I was imagining things. We distinctly felt a tremor at about 9:00pm here in Rosebud. We took the family on holiday to the UK in 1987 and on the way stopped in LA. We experienced a 5.5 tremor while we slept and that was so eerie but next morning no-one at the hotel seemed in the least perturbed.

 
At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samantha, We felt it here in St Albans (western suburbs of melbourne) The same scenario that you describe happened of this side of town too.

 
At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Samantha,
I live in Middle Park and I felt the earth tremor as well.

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Haiko said...

just now at ~9pm 6March2009 the whole building 26 Garton Street in North Carlton shook.
A small earth tremor.
One of my neighbours, came out in surprise as well.

My first thought was: Glad we insured the place !
very unusual for Melbourne, not sure how far it was noticed, could be very local, but very strange.
heiko

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it wasn't just a very fat possum running across the roof! My son wins the bet!!!

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

felt it too...

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger LL said...

I was just looking to see if there was any mention of this. I live in Pakenham and it shook the windows and furniture. Took a moment to realise what was!

 
At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes - I felt it too - the house shook, the windows rattled- it was like what you would imagine it would like living right on a train line - I am at least 2 klms away from one..

 
At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops forgot to say - I am in thornbury - long way from selby..

 
At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

certainly gave me a fright as I dont think I have ever felt a tremor that strong. I live in Ringwood East everything was rattling for at least 20 to 30 seconds. After it had stopped I rang my parents in Rosebud they had also felt it.

 
At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I live in Patterson Lakes and we felt the earth tremor too. The patio doors were shaking and the couch was moving. It was i bit scary!

 
At 10:00 PM, Blogger Mike M said...

Tremor was felt in Ormond at 8.55 pm Centre was 96 se Melbourne at 4.7 on the scale

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Cr Samantha Dunn said...

The Herald Sun reports it was 4.6 on the Richter Scale, with the epicentre near Korrumburra, no wonder we felt it all across Melbourne.

 
At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got the house that jack built, and boy did it shake, heaps of things rattled around! It was like thunder rolling in, but coming from the wrong direction, underneath the house......Scary... hope they don't get too frequent !

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Cr Samantha Dunn said...

All the talk at Kallista Market today was about last night's earth tremor. People across the Dandenongs felt the earth move, The Patch, Kallista, Upwey, Selby, Sherbrooke all felt the tremor and it was certainly talk of the town.

 

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