Australia earthquake list

Last update: June 20, 2012 at 1:41 am by By

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in Australia

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- Strong earthquake in the greater Melbourne area, Australia (June 19, 2012)
- Strong earthquake near the coast of Western Australia (Cape Range National Park) – December 5, 2011
- Unusual moderate shallow earthquake close to Melbourne, Australia – July 5, 2011
- Moderate shallow earthquake and aftershocks near Townsville, Queensland, Australia – April 16, 2011

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Australia time = UTC +10 (DST +11)
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Macquarie Island, Australia Feb 19 10:24 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Near East Coast Of Australia Feb 15 15:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Gladstone QLD - Woke to feeling of house 'shuddering', whole neighborhood awakened and outside. Very frightening!
  • Coolum - Light tremors no damage
  • Moore Park Beach - Woke up just before the earthquake. Felt the earthquake at 1:59am (16th Feb 2015). The bed and house shook for approx 3 secs with a low rattle sound. All the dogs in the neighbourhood barked. My partner woke up next to me during the earthquake and asked what it was.
  • Buderim - We have sensor lights In bathroom and they came on as the door to the bedroom rattled for what seemed an extended amount of time. I had two dogs inthe bedroom with me and they were both looking at me.
  • Hervey Bay - The windows around the house were shaking and I went outside and the two roller doors were visually shaking
  • Kumbia - Was 2 am. Woke up to bedroom doors shaking and bed shaking. Dog outside barking. Posted on face book. Had friends in murgon and Bundaberg feel it too!!
  • Maleny - Woke at about 2am to approx 5-7 seconds of gentle rocking/vibration. No noises. House is on a concrete slab.
  • GEOFON Near East Coast Of Australia Feb 15 15:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gayndah, Australia Feb 15 15:57 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Dec 03 19:05 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Beaconsfield Upper, Australia Dec 03 19:05 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Larrakeyah, Australia Oct 04 23:24 4.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Oct 04 23:24 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Australia Sep 26 15:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Australia Sep 26 15:38 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Territory, Australia Sep 01 23:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Territory, Australia Sep 01 23:01 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Australia Jun 04 02:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Australia Jun 04 02:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Macquarie Island, Australia May 29 03:02 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Peterborough, Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
  • SE Melbourne, Australia - Felt faint vibration and quiet rumble. We are in the neighboring state of Victoria, many kilometers away.
  • Golden Heights - Lounge chair vibrated for approx 3 seconds.
  • GEOFON Near Coast Of South Australia Apr 29 09:54 4.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Of Australia Apr 28 16:07 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwest Of Australia Apr 28 16:07 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northwest Of Australia Mar 12 08:08 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northwest Of Australia Mar 12 08:08 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON West Of Australia Mar 04 23:14 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Australia Feb 26 00:00 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Western Australia - Report only - M4.7 in the Goldfields in the Coolgardie Goldfields in SW Western Australia
  • Kalgoorlie - Not aware of any damage. A good shake.
  • Grass Valley - I live in grass valley, approx 15 mins from northam. I felt my bed shake for about 10-15 seconds while i was sleeping.. Was around 8am but dont know exact time as i didnt check the time.. Was shortly after my fiance left for work. No damage as it was very weak.. Almost felt like a train passing closeby.
  • Northam - My fiance had just left for work. I fell back to sleep and was awoken by a slight rumbling noise like a close passing truck and slight shaking of the bed. (Im a very light sleeper) it lasted for about 15 seconds.
  • GEOFON Western Australia Feb 26 00:00 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GA Melbourne, Australia Jan 13 04:58 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Emerald in victoria - A quick pulse of shaking rolled under the house,which shook every thing at around 4pm local time
  • Avonsleigh - At 1600 brief strong rolling and shuddering house, windows rattled loudly.
  • Bayswater, Victoria Australia - Office building felt like a truck ran into it, shook windows and lights flickered.
  • Melbourne - No damage. short 15second type duration woke a sleeping cat. felt inside.
  • Melbourne - No damage just sounded like a heavy truck or train going past, was enough to make the house shake.
  • Melbourne - loud rumble, big bang, house shook
  • Upwey - Felt like a Wave under the house and then a bomb going off
  • melbourne - massive bang followed by rumbling. No damage noticed.
  • Melbourne - Loud roar and light shaking
  • Rowville - Heard and felt a rumble as I sat on my couch in the loungeroom. My daughter, who was upstairs, said it shook the top floor. Quite alarmed.
  • Belgrave - light rumbling felt roof and windows rattling slightly, could hear deep sound
  • Kilsyth - Hi I work here in Melbourne Australia felt a large bang and rumble of buildings. No damage that can be seen
  • Upwey - Loud rumble starting from back of house and working its way through to front shaking felt like truck coming down road hitting house
  • Melbourne - Got a little bit scared.
  • Victoria - Approximately 4 pm there wAs a loud sounding boom, slight movement felt .
  • pakenham - A light wave of shaking and a loud noise kind of like a long bang?
  • Knoxfield - Door rattled, 2 storey office slightly shook, accompanied by a noise, like a massive gust of wind hit office building, but office is within large warehouse.
  • Melbourne - Rapid moderate tremor, about 3:59 pm. Haven't found any damage yet
  • Melbourne - Loud noise, and one big shake.
  • Melbourne outer east - Earth rumbled and moved east to west - felt 'push' under us. I feel it emanated from Dandenong or Ferntree Gully, just SE of here. There is a fault line there. Saw and felt precursors this morning.
  • Melbourne - 16:00 Felt and heard a rumble that seemed to 'roll' under the house. Mild-moderate shaking accompanied by a sound like distant thunder.
  • Upper Ferntree Gully - Not sure if any outside damage - none inside
  • Melbourne Victoria - No damage. Rolling thunder type noise and roof vibration.
  • Melbourne - House shook and windows rattled
  • Cockatoo - felt like a large tree falling followed by a large boom
  • Melbourne - very loud snap under the earth beneath our house and then a loud rumble like thunder
  • Melbourne - light rumble/shaking
  • Melbourne - Sounded like a car hit the building. Short Rumble.
  • Croydon South - Large bang like a truck had run into our house. No damage.
  • Melbourne - Could hear the glass doors shaking for a few seconds. No property damage
  • Bayswater North - Sounded like thunder or a very large object being dropped
  • clayton - wasnt bad
  • melbourne - it was very short, only 3 seconds
  • melbourne - all the windows rattled and the house felt like it was shaking
  • Upwey - 2 big bangs within 10 seconds if each other and light shaking of house
  • rowville - low slight rumble
  • Melbourne - Heard a very loud bang and windows shook
  • Melbourne - Sounded like a massive explosion or a massive tree fall that went on for 15-20 seconds
  • Victoria - No property damage just a horrible feeling I hope Australia never gets what Christchurch New Zealand got.
  • Ferntree Gully - A group of us standing in the Angliss hospital all felt the shake.
  • Victoria - No damage. Was sitting outside on deck and whole house started shaking. It happened twice. Only lasted about 5-7 seconds. Sounded like a truck had run into other side f house.
  • Croydon - A rumble noise before a loud bang noise. The floor vibrated when the loud noise came. Sounded like an explosion.
  • Melbourne - Wow massive rumble in the street, then felt a big sonic like wave travel under the house and a few things inside shook. Heard a few big cracks near some windows and plaster walls but luckily no damage. Just a heap of petals from my girlfriends flowers fell off. - Unreal yet scary feeling!!
  • Melbourne - 30-45 seconds of vibration, felt like an explosion - loads of dust kicked up, but no fire/smoke around.
  • Melbourne - Heard a really Big Bang thought something had blown up about 15 seconds,scared the crap out of me
  • Chirnside Park - Sounded like someone ran into the building, very short, but strong
  • Rowville - House shook and dog went crazy
  • Lilydale - 2 loud bangs-felt like something impacted with house. Windows rattled. House shook briefly. Oppressive atmosphere.
  • dandenong - 5 sec duration....
  • Sassafras - Shock sounded like explosion or earth mover ramming house .. quite scary as it was unusually short but big
  • Greensborough - A large rumbling lasting about 3 seconds sounded like a truck passing house, with weak shaking.
  • Melbourne - Felt a rumble and windows rattled.
  • Melbourne - It wasn't so much a shaking, more just a loud boom and thundering sound after it, maybe some weak shaking.
  • Melbourne - Sounded like thunder rolling thru the street for a good second or two then a massive sonic like wave travel under the house from the street to the back. Everything in the house shook and heard a few big cracks around the plaster board of a certain window in the lounge. All ok luckily and no damage. just noticed my girlfriends petals from her flowers all over the table thou. Went for about 3-4 secs. Pretty unreal yet scary!!
  • Melbourne - I work nightshift, so I was in bed at around 4 when I heard a rumbling sound, sort of like a harsh wind, then my wall shook and then in turn my whole bed shook..I was so drowsy I thought somehow the wind had caused it! I came to my senses though, it was pretty strong
  • greensborough - i felt it, my hubby up the other end of the house did'nt. added some excitement to an otherwise boring day
  • Boronia - We heard a loud "bang" (like an explosion), and the whole house shook. We have not found any damage.
  • Greensborough - Sounded like a jumbo flying past the house with some light shaking
  • Melbourne - Two shocks. First a very loud bang and noise like a snapping thud under the concrete slab. Minor house vibrations. Then a second smaller thud and silence. This is about the third quake in the past eighteen months. Whats going on?
  • kilsyth - Big bang and walls started shaking
  • Wantirna South - I was ironing clothes in my family room when the earthquake moved my house. We have a 19 ft cathedral ceiling in that room and it sounded and felt as though the frame of the house, especially towards the ceiling was definitely straining and slowly moving. It was a little scary, I had thoughts that building material could be damaged at the top part of the house, and even more so if the movement had continued.
  • melbourne - The house shook and I heard a rumble and a bang. I thought tbere had been an explosion or a huge truck had slamed into a house or something. It gave me a bit of a fright because I couldn't figure out what was happening. Ran to my pets to make sure they were ok
  • blackburn - Heard a boom and felt a little shake, I was recording video at the time and captured the sound.
  • The Patch - Brief rumble then loud explosion-like bang followed by 10-15 seconds of further rumble
  • ferntree gully - whole house shook. Pictures on wall moved but didn't fall. loud noise as if truck had hit or explosion. no damage. very un nerving as didn't know what was happening. Left us shaking.very much stronger than others felt in past.
  • Endeavour hills - Loud rumble, light shaking. House sounded like it was hit by a large gust of wind
  • melbourne - just shaky as if heavy machinery working m near by
  • Berwick - Vibration & rumbling sound like large dump track right next door
  • Prestonia - Was like an roaring jet engine(doppler effect) into a rumbling bang. No damage, but felt house shake.
  • St Kilda. Melbourne - I was in a 2nd floor apartment when a I felt approximately 15 seconds of mild shaking beneath my feet. This also combined with a rumbling sound unique to an earth tremour.
  • Melbourne - slight shaking, nothing too serious
  • melbourne - Sounded like 2 loud explosions and the windows rattled and house shook. It was a surreal experience!
  • bayswater north - My son and I thought something had slammed into the roof...... no damage....
  • Melbourne - Rumble followed by what felt like a thud.
  • Rowville - More like a Jolt that felt like it ran along the house. It felt like the house had been hit by something big, enough to make it jolt.
  • Kallista - Same experience as that described in The Patch - 'Brief rumble then loud explosion-like bang followed by 10-15 seconds of further rumble.' Whole house shook - slightly unnerving considering I live on lower level of two-storey house.
  • Melbourne - Rumble followed by what felt like a sort of thud. No detectable damage.
  • Melbourne - Sounded like an explosion at first, with light to moderate shaking. I could then hear it move further up the hill heading south. Always a little scary when it happens.
  • Ferntree Gully - We were sitting in lounge quietly looking at iPads, room started shaking, windows rattled, dogs were startled and started barking, then heard a loud rumble and a loud bang.
  • Emerald - Around 1600hrs a string rubmble shook the house. Felt like an explosion.
  • Montrose - I was sitting out on the veranda that has cathedral ceilings enjoying a cold one when I felt a short rumble, it felt deep like it came from the quarry. I noticed a lot of dust from that way shortly after. Worse yet when I went in side to check for damage I noticed that the petals had fallen of me girlfriends flowers.
  • doncaster - Sitting on 2nd floor office building felt shaking feeling joked that a truck hit the building went straight to twitter to see it was much more
  • Boronia - Sounded like a truck had crashed on the main road, loud noise and rattling of the house.
  • Coburger - I was praying to baby jebus that mya house didnt a fall over. the house a shaking very much like a train drive through the wall. help me baby jebus thought it was the coming of the lord.
  • Melbourne - 2 shockwaves five seconds apart, second one larger than the first. Rumbling sound started just before and stopped a few seconds after. Didn't feel like shaking, felt more like a thump.... thump as the shockwaves passed through.
  • Melbourne - Felt like a bomb went off in very close proximity - no warning rumbling before or after. Felt far more intense than a 2.7
  • Belgrave South - very loud noise followed by light shaking. whole house was shaking for about 5 seconds a bit of a crack in 1 window but nothing worse then that
  • Doncaster - No damage, felt like something bumped the house twice
  • Montrose - Sitting in the kitchen having a yack with the family & suddenly felt & heard what sounded like a huge explosion underneath us - deep in the ground. Then a loud rumbling & crack. It got us up and out of our seats and out the back door real quick! I thought our neighbour had exploded something in his shed, so we ran over & checked on him. He thought it was the Quarry on Canterbury Rd. I dropped by the Quarry on the way home & they said they weren't firing today & that they felt it too. Scary stuff
  • Melbourne - Loud bang like an explosion whole house shook
  • Melbourne - Having a bat and there was a loud bang looke around for any mess but thank baby Jesus there was only a bit of goop
  • Hobart - I had just started to watch me first hour long movie on lubetube when I fell a sudden shake. when I looked down I realised that my grandmother was hiding under the desk I asked her to stop but she insisted on finishing. I find it amazing that everyone else had the same experience this afternoon
  • Melbourne - This tremor was like having a possum the size of a truck run across the roof!
  • Melbourne - Was giving head and bit my boyfriends shaft he felt it that's for sure
  • Blackburn - Was recording a porno with next doors wife and managed to record the sound
  • Clifton Hill - Was lying in bed at 11pm, bed started shaking, so I turned on the lamp and it was rattling on the bedstand. Lasted 3-4 seconds then stopped. Seems like everyone else felt it at 4pm - potential aftershock?
  • Berwick - quickly looked outside to see if a truck had collided with something...very quick 3 second tremmor shook the entire double story house.lucky i had underwear on !
  • Melbourne - Wife thought a truck was passing by. Yet to check exterior of building for damage.
  • Melbourne - I heard a sound like five planes flying over me at the same time.
  • Bayswater - It didn't really shake the house. It felt like a truck or something had driven into only one side of the house. It was a really loud bang. It lasted only a few seconds. My son said it was an earthquake...straight away.
  • Ternes Road - Sounded like a load of bricks fell onto the roof. Whole building shook.
  • Melbourne - It's felt like a truck had hit our factory and an explosion
  • Bayswater Norh - Concrete tilt panels walls shook strongly probably between light and moderate shaking
  • Mooroolbark - Sounded like a large bolder cracking/splitting under pressure or a fuel tanker exploding. Moved house and outbuildings. Very intense without any build-up or forewarning.
  • Melbourne - So far no damage , just heard a Big Bang ,my dog barked !
  • Warrandyte North - Felt the house move, made my 6YO Son jump up from playing PS3. Heard a loudish rumble and felt like a large tree falling close to the property. No damage at all though
  • Melbourne - No damaged caused, moderate shaking throughout house
  • Pakenham - A loud explosive bang and a very brisk shake. I wasn't sure at first whether it was a large truck hitting something solid or an earthquake. It was very short but surprisingly strong and I wasn;t exactly sure how to assess it on the above list. No damage to property.
  • USGS Young, Australia Aug 24 20:27 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Australia Jun 09 14:22 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Mimili - Constant shaking up to one minute
  • Mimili - walls were shaking
  • Mimili - Lasted for around a minute. Hanging plants outside swinging. Enough to get everyone to come outside afterwards.
  • UMUWA POWER STATION - Were in bed and felt house violently shaking and a roaring like a helicopter landing on roof. No damage. Lasted 10 seconds or so.
  • Indulkana Community - Houses shaking for approx 1 minute. Like having a freight train pass nearby.
  • USGS Northern Territory, Australia Jun 09 14:22 5.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Territory, Australia Jun 09 14:22 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bass Strait, Australia Jan 12 20:21 3.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Australia Nov 29 19:21 4.4 108 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC South Of Australia Nov 09 05:51 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON South Of Australia Nov 09 05:51 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS South Of Australia Nov 09 05:51 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Sep 10 06:23 3.5 27 MAP I Felt It
  • Gorokan NSW 2263 - Sharp bang heard by me outside in the garden and by my wife indoors. She experienced creaking and slight shaking of our house.
  • USGS Near The Southeast Coast Of Australia Sep 10 06:23 3.2 0 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Northwest Of Australia Aug 22 10:59 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northwest Of Australia Aug 22 10:59 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northwest Of Australia Aug 22 10:59 4.8 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Near The Southeast Coast Of Australia Jul 20 09:11 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Longwarry Victoria Australia - Shaken the house for a second or two with rumbling noises
  • Melbourne, Victoria - Not sure if earthquake, but the whole house shook :/ no updates on news
  • Victoria Australia - Some movements of the earth felt in south east of Melbourne
  • Tooradin, Victoria,Australia - Ver weak shaking indicated
  • Melbourne, Blackburn - Felt a tremor about 10 mins ago
  • Moe Victoria Australia - Very sudden shaking!!!! had to run and hold the plasma TV to stop it falling!!!
  • Monomeith - I heard a deep rumble and then felt my chair vibrating for a short time
  • Melbourne - About 19:10 20th July. Felt the house shaking. Lasted about 40-50 seconds .
  • Drouin, Australia - Drouin Victoria Australia. Lasted about 10 seconds. 1 month and a day after the last one felt in this area. Near Morwell Gippsland.
  • AUSTRALIA - Did not last long, maybe 10 seconds, was lying on bed which was shaking, windows rattled and house shook noisily. Nothing fell down though.
  • Melbourne - All glass panes shook, house shook/ vibrated.
  • Pakenham Victoria Australia - At 7.13pm I was sitting in my lounge when a Moderate shaking of An Earth quake hit Pakenham(3810) Victoria,Australia,I can't find any Latest news about this,I am trying to find out if shock waves hit other parts,where they where coming from and if there could me stronger Quakes to hit this area&others,been a Full Moon night,what is going on out there? Thanks!
  • Drouin - Very slight shock, creaking sounds, lasted about 10 seconds
  • Emerald, Victoria, Australia - Not as severe or as long as the earthquake in June
  • Yinnar, Victoria, Australia - 10 seconds
  • Sunbury Victoria Australia - I was lounging on my bed with my head leaning against the wall when at 7.12pm the quake hit. My cats jumped up looking confused. The insides of the walls creaked. Last around 15 seconds
  • Ringwood East, Melbourne - Sitting watching TV. Felt floor shake and heard window rattle.
  • Millgrove Victoria - House trembled then rocked...approx 15 secs
  • Garfield - Didn't last long 10 secs or so
  • Glen Waverley, VIC 3152 - Windows rattling for 10secs more or less. Less strong than last month (19/06/2012)
  • Melbourne - 1st floor old building. Gentle rocking back and forth. Not as noticeable as june quake.
  • Trafalgar East - Another decent tremmor, lasted for about 5 seconds.
  • Richmond, victoria - Not as strong as last one but certainly noticeable only lasted 5-10 secs
  • Warragul, Victoria - Lasted for 20 to 30 seconds. No damage
  • Kalorama - House rattled and lights shook for about 10 seconds
  • Reservoir - Couch shook, not as bad as june
  • Trafalgar - Poor birds don't like the rattling of the house and the cage, then again neither does the wife hahaha.
  • Berwick, Victoria - Approx 7.12 pm, 20 July 2012 felt the dinner table slightly shaking and watched the glass of water shaking. Continued for approx 30 secs.
  • Trafalgar - Shook the Mrs and the birds up.
  • Australia - 10 secs, noticeable but as much as June quake
  • Balnarring Vic 3926 - About eight seconds of rocking movements. Nothing fell.
  • Frankston - Approx 7.06 pm tonight in Frankston area. Furniture rattling etc.
  • Warragul, Victoria - It sounded like a truck coming up to the house then the house shook.
  • Balnarring Vic - 7.13 pm. Went for 10 seconds
  • Berwick - House shook and glass rattled for maybe 5 seconds.
  • Melbourne - A good 'wobble'. Didn't hear this one (unlike 3 weeks ago from the same location). P & S arrivals both very clear.
  • Sunbury - Windows creaked then I felt the shaking. There were four of us in the room and only two of us felt it. Wasn't anywhere near as strong as last months one.
  • Phillip Island - House shook slightly 19:10 Phillip Island
  • Beaconsfield VIC 3807 - Hi was sitting in study on our computer, didnt know at first? big tremmor
  • Phillip Island - House moved quite well noticed by all
  • Beaconsfield VIC 3807 - At about 8pm Friday 20/07/2012
  • Pakenham Upper - House shook a little bit and there was also and wind sound with it, about 7.13 pm
  • Olinda, Vic, Australia - Didn't last long, about 7 to 10 seconds.
  • Frankston - House wobbly, not as long as last tme
  • Berwick - Berwick light shaking lasted about 10secs
  • Rhyll, Phillip Island - Rhyll, Phillip Island. The house shook and trembled as though someone was running all over the roof.
  • Yinnar - Fire flue rattled first then the house shook for about 10 seconds - wasn't as terrifying as the June 19th one.
  • Inverloch - Sitting in my longe room on my recliner felt shaking for 5 seconds
  • Cranbourne,victora - Not a lot of shaking sounded lie a really big gust of wind, no one else in the family noticed anything.
  • Dandenong north - Was sitting on the couch approx 7.10pm and the couch started shaking. Lasted for Approx 10-15 seconds
  • Churchill - Wasn't as bad as the bigger one in June but still enough to make me get up and stand in doorway. Was just starting to think bout running downstairs and go outside when it stopped.
  • carrum downs vic - My lounge shook for about 5 seconds. It scared me a bit.
  • Moe - A strong shake that lasted two seconds or less. There were mild rumblings for the past two days prior to this new earthquake, and on the day. I can also still feel rumblings from time to time 11 hours later though they are small. I will get pretty annoyed if anyone calls the 4+ earthquake we have just had "an aftershock" from the one we had around a month ago.
  • Gladysdale - Approx 20 seconds less intense than the last
  • Yea, Victoria, Australia - house shook for a few seconds here in YEA
  • Inverloch - We experienced a wave sensation through the floor and windows which lasted perhaps 10- 15 seconds
  • St Kilda - Around four, two or three second tremours, over one or two minutes
  • Moe - I have experienced the "Big" earthquake in Japan. For 11 years my husband and I lived in Japan. I would have to say, that 5+ magnitude felt in Moe would be the 3rd worst earthquake! Utterly horrible. The house got pounded back and forth like a matchbox! The noise of the maddening rumble of the quake was very scary. Since then, there have been over 200 tremors in Moe and we have had a 4.4 magnitude as well. We came back to Moe hoping for a bit of peace from earthquakes...
  • Boronia - I regularly feel a shaking in Boronia, Melbourne. I hear it more than feel it when I'm sitting on my couch and all is quiet. Sometimes it will happens several times in a night. Sometimes I might not hear it for days. I'm sure it is not an earthquake. Can anyone offer me any suggestions as to what it may be? It almost sounds like someone is dropping something the size of a house several kilometers away. Baffled.
  • EMSC Near S.e. Coast Of Australia Jul 20 09:11 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Se Coast Of Australia Jul 20 09:11 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It
    USGS New South Wales, Australia Jun 22 09:16 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • melbourne - hi this is rebecca i have felt a moderate shaking in my house that shook for 10 sec
  • EMSC New South Wales, Australia Jun 22 09:16 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Se Coast Of Australia Jun 19 10:53 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Melbourne, Australia - 10 to 15 seconds feeling the house moving lightly deep in its foundations
  • Noble Park Nth Victoria Australia - 9pm started as a slight shake then intensified last about 2 mins
  • kilsyth vic - just watching t.v and the house started shaking at first I thought it was the washing machine but then it felt like the house was rocking.
  • Tonimbuk Victoria Australia - Probably the strongest I've felt in our area. lasted between 20 to 30 seconds.
  • melbourne - brief "wave" tremor was felt approx 8.55pm Melbourne time in the south east of the city There has been no further activity.
  • Melbourne, Australia - Ground shook for approx 5 seconds
  • Frankston South Victoria Australia - Lasted about 5-10s bookshelves rattled against walls. Also known to have been felt 10km north.
  • melbourne australia - felt 19/6/2012
  • melbourne - it was awesome!
  • South morang Vic 3752 - 5 to 9 pm eastern standard time felt light shaking 2seconds then stronger shook windows doors etc 5seconds
  • Kew, Melbourne - Sitting at computer in front of window and felt building shake and saw blind cords move - lasted several seconds.
  • Melbourne,australia - Don't know where this tremor has come from! Please tell me!
  • Cape Paterson, Victoria, Australia - At 8.55pm our 2 storey house was shakey severly enough to shake over a few items and give us a scare. Strong grumbling noise like a bull dozer.
  • Kilsyth, Australia - It was quite shaky and dad thought a tree had fallen on the house
  • Mirboo North Victoria Australia - Everything in the house was rolling for about 30 seconds
  • warragul - whole house shook. all most fell over....
  • 3860 - Earthquake at about 8:50. light shaking
  • Rowville Vic aust - Easy noticed unusual shaking of the house long enough and sufficient enough for us to get up and go to our child ready to respond to leave the house if neededed.
  • Williamstown VIC - Like a freight train running through the lounge room for about 10 seconds - scary!
  • S.E suburbs - the entire house shook
  • sunbury, victoria - The house was shaking, it was really scarry
  • Wodonga - Felt a rumble then whole house shook and things rattled and moved.
  • Ivanhoe, Vic - Felt couch shaking and thought my dog was under the footrest bumbing it or something but then realized it was stronger than that...
  • victoria australia - we just had a awesome quake dont no how big but pictures fell of walls and kids were scared and tv was on it way down to before i caught it.
  • Pakenham - was waiting for a crash or explosive noise or something!!!
  • Langwarrin - The earthquake hit where we live and it felt like a freight train was coming through the house. I was thinking of getting out of the house
  • Yarra Valley Victoria Australia - house shaking like a freight train was passing through the lounge room !
  • woori yallock - Duration ~20 seconds
  • Drouin East - Was on the dunny, and just thought it was a stonger than normal movement
  • Avondale heights Melbourne - 901pm 19/06 - Pictures fell off walls TV fell off stand. Like being on a boat in heavy seas lasted about 10 seconds
  • Langwarrin, Vic - Thought my heater was about to explode then realised it was an earthquake
  • home - it was scary at first then near the end it was amazing! wow cool experience
  • Ferntree Gully - Pretty scary stuff, the whole house shook for about 10 seconds.
  • Wonga Park - 8:50pm shook whole house for 30 seconds
  • Point Cook - Noticed windows shaking, originally thought it was a strong gust of wind until I realised everything was shaking.
  • Knoxfield - scary, standing up
  • ferntree gully - Boy I though the next door was having sex rattling the bed but I was wrong , it was a EQ and was scary.
  • Mitcham, Victoria - At first it seemed like a strong wind, then the house started shaking for a good 15-20 seconds.
  • Melbourne - It was a moderate shaking, not very strong.
  • AUSTRALIA - omfg i was so fking scared
  • Moe - Aftershock at 9.15pm very mild
  • Kilsytj - The house shook for several seconds.
  • Cheltenham, Victoria - Lasted between 10-15 seconds.
  • McCrae - On the top storey of our house which is on a hill never felt one before it was a little scary.
  • AUSTRALIA - 10-15 seconds in Morwell son nearly had kids !!!!
  • AUSTRALIA - Heard some loud cracks from our house, followed by couch shaking, floor lamp swaying and vibrating. Birds outside went mad.
  • Melbourne - Lasted approximately 20 seconds
  • Frankston - A noise followed by a minute of quite strong shaking. Windows rattled, loose items 'danced around'. It was quite scary.
  • Stratford - Shook the curtains and the pots on table, went for about 30-45 seconds
  • Melbourne - Was funny and strange, the table even started moving a little bit. Door and windows rattled and it was quite bizzare, I've never experienced one like it before
  • Berwick - To begin with it was just a little rumble... but then everything shook! It was a fairly even distribution of the intensity.... it gradually got more intense (reached a maximum intensity) then slowly decreased... must have lasted 30 seconds....
  • Tocumwal, NSW - Probably around 10 seconds long. Minor house rattles, but the projector swinging gave it away.
  • 3021 - Walls and furniture all shaking strongly.
  • clayton - wardrobe shaking bed shaking ...was pretty scary...
  • Ringwood , VIC 3134 Australia - This was enough to hear plaster crack just. Very lateral with a consistent level for the 5 waves - rocking rather than rolling or shuddering. No pause between waves or changes to them. ( Kiwi from Hastings whose first memory is age3 - "Daddy, Daddy stop shaking the house!!")
  • taylors hill - about 21.02 moderate shaking for about 7 seconds
  • berwick, victoria - fun! don't get earthquakes much down here! strongest ive ever felt
  • Ferntree Gully - I thought the windows were going to give way, had to hold on to things on shelves biggest shake I have felt in 25 years living in Ferntree Gully.
  • Wangaratta - Looked up and the walls of the house were shaking and the blinds were moving as well
  • Pakenham - rumbled a bit before shaking...thought the hill was sliding downwards. lasted 10-15 seconds
  • fawkner - felt like a gust of wind
  • AUSTRALIA - Sounded like a train or truck just outside the house, all the windows rattling.
  • Langwarrin - Wow
  • Warragul, Victoria - It lasted for about 15-20 seconds but the shake was a steady build up. I thought it might have been something in the roof and after noticing it was my door everything shook. Keeping my head on straight i didn't move and kept aware of my surroundings, things started to slow down and it sounded like an army at my door step. Just walking past.
  • Launching Place - Shook windows and bookshelves, lasted 20 or more seconds
  • Seaford - Felt the movement on the computer chair and could see the slider doors shaking. I put my feet on the floor and was still feeling the swaying motion.
  • South Melbourne - couch and chairs rocked for a few seconds. there was no interference with TV reception which is odd
  • cranbourne, melbourne - OMG.... the earthquake!!thought it was the train or the wind.... cuz there i could hear the wind and live right next to the train tracks...... but it did go for quite a while :O scary though :/
  • Lakes Entrance Victoria - Shaking of chair.
  • Melbourne - The whole house war shaking and the furniture was moving
  • Moe - Was in the car, felt like people jumping on it. Got home stuff over the floor and cupboard doors opened.
  • NEERIM JUNCTION 3832 - lasted about 30 seconds. Entire house shook violently
  • Leongatha - Great rock and roll for about 30 sec
  • Preston, Melbourne - Light shaking sounded like a train was passing through the house. rattled doors and windows.
  • sunburt - Couch randomly started shaking
  • hampton victoria australia - unusual sensation - slight movement for a few seconds.
  • Lake Tyers Beach - Bed was shaking a lil for about 20 sec
  • AUSTRALIA - Furniture, pictures and tv rattling, shaking and moving.
  • Mount Eliza - Do it again
  • Rowville 3178 - Duration 15 to 20 seconds. All family noticed and heard including neighbor who called. Consistent vibration for whole duration. Made some of us feel a little sickly. No damage.
  • Mirboo north - Holly bloody shit I'm scared the walls felt like they were bout to snap :/ I am 14 and that was way to scary and by bloody god do I now no how the new Zealand's feel
  • Camberwell melbourne - About a 3 on the mercalli scale I reckon
  • Noble Park - omg!!! lasted around 5 minutes then had around 3 minn shakes after strongest i have ever felt!!!
  • Ballarat - Doors, bookshelf rattled for 10-15 seconds. Like truck driving past without sound.
  • eltham vic - sitting watching tv then felt slight tremer a slight stop for 1-2 seconds then a second stronger tremer felt like a 3,5 -4,5 tremer thought i was back in nz again
  • Bendigo - Felt like a slight shaking and sounded like someone was walking on the roof.
  • Flemington - Chair swayed, mirror rattled and bottles and glasses chinked
  • Endeavour hills, 3802 - House was shaking, sliding door still shaking a few seconds after the shaking stopped.
  • East bentleigh,vic 3165 - at approx 8:52pm hanging lights swaying, fish tank turbulence, rolling episode lasting 30 sec, just like being in Christchurch
  • Belgrave, vic - About 30-40 seconds of shaking with loud rumble throughout. First one I've felt like that!
  • Morwell - Omg mega shakes and broken stuff
  • Emerald Victoria - First thought an animal was running over the roof of the house, then wondered if a tree was falling, could see the cathedral ceiling move and definite noises. Went outside onto the decking could still here and feel it.
  • wantirna sth - nothing like a new zealand quake loved it
  • Melbourne, Australia - Just sitting at my computer and my desk started shaking. I looked on facebook and people were asking if it was.
  • bangholme - about 30 secouds
  • Keilor - It lasted probably 5 to 7 seconds of the same intensity
  • ferntree gully - 10 seconds long, house shook like washing machine, sounded like jet
  • Blackburn,victoria - Could feel the earth moving for a few seconds
  • Sale vitoria - just a small movement felt in house, lasted about 15 secounds
  • Darlimurla - 9.05 pm heard a deep hum/rumbel over the TV sounds, like a large truck comming towards the house from the south (through double glazed door). Then the single glassdoor rattled and the floor shook sideways. it continued for 30 sec of so. 5 minutes later a small aftershock occured. 10 minutes later, a another hum aproached and the house shook a bit more.
  • Doreen Melb Vic - was wobbly at first then shaking and felt it move from one end of the house to the other ...
  • Maffra Victoria - My unit is built on stumps ...I felt like I was on a bed of jelly but with a rumbling sound accompanying it. Very strong movement & shaking ...cats weren't too pleased either!
  • AUSTRALIA - whole house shook for around 20 seconds in ringwood
  • Melbourne, Australia - Roof (steel) creaked, blinds shook, animals were scared.
  • Kilysth South - 10-15 minutes
  • docklands, melbourne - 6th floor of a 9 flr apartment complex. the whole building shock laterally 4-6 inches for 20 seconds or so
  • Lakes Entrance - thought it was strong wind, however there didn't appear to be any wind at all. had to conclude earthquake.
  • AUSTRALIA - In cranbourne my fridge, bottles and glasses shook. In Pakenham it cracked my sons door frames and a small crack on his inside wall.
  • Morwell 3840 - Biggest earthquake experienced in the 50 years I have lived in Morwell. Sounded like someone was jumping up and down on a bed which collapsed followed by the cupboards.
  • Puckapunyal - windows shook pictures shook on the walls
  • Ringwood North - Felt it for 30 seconds approx, felt the floor vibrating and saw the ornaments shaking.
  • Glen Waverley - Mild rumbling 19/6/12 8.55pm. Lasted about 5 seconds. Very unusual.
  • Mornington - Felt the house shake and door rattle never experienced this before
  • Doncaster - The foundations of the whole house were shaking, the plates were almost falling off the shelves!
  • St Albans - First thought it was strong wind shaking the house, then everything inside started to rattle and shake. Lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Kallista VIC - Whole house rumbled. Strongest felt since leaving NZ 25+ years ago!
  • Mooroolbark - I thought something was on the roof until the windows started shaking then it got scary!!
  • Collingwood - sideways shaking which felt quite strong. A few thing fell from shelves. a man outside said the outside of our buildings were moving side to side.
  • Leongatha, Victoria - Not used to earthquakes. Strongest we have felt ever. Dog upset, young girl scared to go to sleep, very strange, surreal feeling. House shook for 10-ish seconds. Long, low rumble grew in intensity, then subsided. Wow!
  • Kew Melbourne - Felt like a plane with the flaps down on approach being buffeted in turbulance. Brick house creaked.
  • Warburton Vic - whole house shook for 15/20 seconds
  • Wodonga Victoria - Our house shook or rocked sideways - east to west for a few seconds
  • Vermont - Thought it was a truck rumbling along Boronia Rd at first then I realised the whole house was shaking!!!
  • Langwarrin - Sitting there watching tv and had me legs up on the table and i started to feel the table shaking and the pictures on the wall move
  • Cranbourne - Shaking windows and noise
  • Warragul - Thought it was a large gust of wind at first, house and furniture  vibrated/shook and birds flew from trees. It didn't stop for 20-30 seconds was scary!!
  • Pakenham Victoria. - Felt more like an up-down motion more than side to side. I was sitting on the floor. It was rattling the windows for approximately 7 seconds. Nice shake!
  • Warragul Vic - Started as a vibration and developed into a shake that made the internal walls of my house wave and then went back to a vibration that lingered for a while. Whole thing took about 30 to 40 seconds.
  • Narre Warren - Went outside looking for helicoptors or heavy trucks going by - the windows were rattling and curtains were moving!
  • lalor - reptile tank was shaking then my computer table and bed were shaking
  • Australia, Victoria, Berwick - Lost control of my body movement.
  • Warburton - Windows shook at bit
  • Croydon - Walls and fridge shook,glasses rattled,went outside
  • doncaster - ok but the big one is yet to come
  • Geelong - Felt lie experiencing vertigo! Floor was rumbling and windows shaking!
  • Bonbeach - Thought that a mack truck was coming down our shared driveway. The rumbling sound then the shakes
  • noble park north - I was sitting next to the central heating and i Was wondering why my butt was shaking. Til it got slightly worse.
  • Eaglemont 3084 VIC - Two people in solid brick house heard sound similar to loud wind or waterfall as shaking began; objects moving in house, floor and furniture shaking, windows rattling, flatscreen TV nearly fell over (was saved when we noticed it jumping; larger tremors for 15-20 seconds then lighter tremors for another 10-15 seconds. Neighbour's dog went ballistic a few minutes earlier.
  • Boronia - Light shaking like a truck going past, but got stronger and could see the walls and ceiling flexing, then slowly died off over 10-15 seconds. Best guess is it lasted a little under a minute.
  • Altona Meadows - Walls, furniture trembling enough to notice something was amiss!
  • Noble park - windows felt like they were going to shatter. table shaking and pictures looked like they where going to come off the wall..
  • albury nsw - everything started shaking and my vision went hazey thought i was having a anurizum or my house was collapsing scarey shit
  • Thornbury - 30 seconds long
  • Cottles Bridge - Dog barked and heard a cracking sound
  • Pakenham - Was sitting with family and friends when house shook and rumbling sound was evident
  • Lara Vic 3212 - Mirror on wall shook quite badly, roof creeking, doors rattled. Lasted about 20 sec.
  • Carnegie - It was quite terrifying at first. Its defineetley the most powerful we've felt in years
  • Elwood - Windows and furniture rattling for several seconds
  • Frankston 3199 - It lasted long enough for me to get out of the house in case it came down. I would have thought from start to finish it lasted one minute as it took a while for my husband to beleive it was an earthquake when I first said.
  • Shepparton - i didnt feel it but others in the house did- they didnt think it was an earthquake
  • Brimbank Gardens - Very weak and only lasted a few seconds. It was barely noticeable. i noticed it, but my wife in another room didn't. I thought i was imagjning things until i saw all this..haha.
  • Parkdale - Strongest yet stop digging holes I say
  • kyneton - felt it
  • Wheelers Hill - It sounded like a locomotive heading my way (and I was inside), the windows started to shake, then the house (2 storey solid brick), the roof rattled and then it was gone, just like a freight train passing through - a long 45-60 seconds. I've never felt anything like it!
  • Beaconsfield, victoria - Just felt another mild one lasting around 5 seconds at 10.00 chandler still shaking from first one over an hour ago
  • Near Wagga Wagga - Lasted about 30 seconds - pots and pans clinking and washing on the line shaking
  • Seville VIC - I've never felt anything like that before, I've always had to ask myself did the earth just move? But no doubt about it, it was a shaken' for a good 30 seconds too!
  • Grovedale, VIC - First time I have felt one here in AUS, had them before in NZ. Quite noticeable and seemed to go for a while. Pet cat not moved by experience - I thought they would be more sensitive
  • Wantirna South - I Was Sitting At My Computer and i felt a jolt then some very strong shaking things were rattling my dog was barking and running laps of the house things where falling and lights swinging like crazy it was amazing i have never felt one before but this was STRONG it i stood up but couldnt walk it was that bad!!!
  • Mornington - Heard a rumble, then felt a thud on the house, thought it was a possum at first. Then house started shaking in a jolting sort of way, could see walls moving and blind flapping. Was vey eery!
  • Cowes - A huge pounding noise on cathedral ceilings,sounded like the colorbond roof was buckling
  • Montrose - I was laying down and felt couch move across the room, doors opened and kitchen items tumbled around. windows shaking, deep rumbling deep beneath the house like a train. Trees outside creaking....Surprisingly strong for such a brief period, roughly under 2 minutes of solid turbulance.
  • Upwey - The ground and windows shook, we run to the kids' bedrooms ready to pick them up and get outside, their walls and roof shook for at least another 30secs. We could still hear it outside moving slowly away from us. scary
  • Seaford - very loud in upstairs kids rooms, downs stairs dinner set on display rattled like crazy on shelves
  • Frankston South - Another one please, just no damage to person or property if that's okay.
  • sunbury - I was sitting on the couch and the floor was shaking and then my couch started moving. It was like poltergeist in my house. Quite scary!
  • noble park north - I heard a loud noise outside sounding like strong wind and then noticed the whole house was shaking side to side. When i asked my daughter do you feel that she was standing up like she was surfing on an invisible surfboard. Was a very strange experience. It felt like it lasted for minutes.
  • Trafalgar East - Scary, gabbed the kids out of bed and ran outside. Came through like a freight kidding that was not good.
  • Bacchus Marsh - Whole house shaking - felt like second story was swaying - never felt anything like it.
  • Dinner Plain - Felt it for about 20 seconds
  • Kew, Melbourne, Australia - I was just looking at the curtain shaking for about 20 seconds. It was strong I think.
  • greensborough - up the boro
  • Croydon - Grew louder in intensity, thought it was a plane crashing for a secondthen experienced the shaking. In Croydon, Vict. Brick home on stumps.
  • Rosebud VIC - Chair started shaking,daughter sitting on the couch in the next room called out to me, I felt the floor shifting, pictures hanging on the wall shook. Scary, the last one we felt here was in 2009. Two tremors in the last 3 years...What's going on ?
  • Wallan Vic - our washing machine makes our house shake (it's on stumps) felt like the washing machine was on but mildly worse, the whole house was shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • Cranbourne - Was reading on the bed when there was a loud rumbling noise from outside. Then the house shook. Very unsettling feeling
  • rowville vic - House sounded like it was 'rolling' and going to snap, windows rattling, doors etc was strongest we've felt ever, grabbed kids and held on to them, they were terrified!
  • moe vic - never felt anything like it in my life,i didnt think it would stop,lasted approx 10-20 seconds.a couple of cds and small objects fell off our shelves,we also felt 2 aftershocks.we live approx 5km sw of moe.
  • Pakenham vic - 2012 ?? Wats happening :-( very scary house wudnt stop shacking
  • Lakes Entrance - Didn't know what was happening. Never felt one that strong before.
  • Cranbourne - Sounded just like a good windy storm outside, not much shaking, not even the rattle of ornament on the tables. There seemed to be small tremers felt through the floor for a good 5 mins after. pretty cool actually
  • Yarragon South - Whole house shook, could see windows and doors shaking violently. Loud rumbling sounds like dozens of very heavy possums on the roof. Must have been around 10 secs at loudest and most violent shaking stage.
  • Narre warren south - Sitting at computer and the glass desks began shaking and house shook, sounded like a train or truck driving past house, no damage felt like 2 lots first one lasting around 10 secs then approx 20 secs after another lasting about 1 min
  • Rowville - Wow! I could have sworn I had a chinook landing out on the deck! The whole house was shaking
  • Driffield - Ran outside, didn't think it was going to stop, pictures off the walls, ornaments fell..
  • Moe - Initially thought noise and house shaking was gas central heating unit in roof space above me about to explode so ran outside. Eventually news started to filter through about earthquake. Things thrown out of cupboards and off shelves and broken - scary!
  • Sale - Felt like I was sat on the mobile phone that was vibrating. only to realise the phone was in the hand.
  • Lynbrook, - also had family who felt it in Nagambie, Victoria
  • Dinner Plain - Felt weird vibration during a liquor tasting. Thought it was just the booze.
  • geelong - Was in bed reading felt Definite vibration for about 10 seconds
  • Werribee 3030 - Just before 09:00pm, 2 story house on concrete slab shook for about 20 seconds. Windows and glassware rattled, pictures on walls swayed, bed and furniture shook, rumbling noise
  • Mount Martha, Victoria - It started like a small tremmor but increased and our whole house was shaking, things where rattling, lasted about 15-20 seconds maybe then settled. Felt no aftershocks.
  • Caulfield North Melbourne - I was about to sleep and I felt the window shaking with a loud noise and then the bed for 15-20 secs...
  • Seaford - Sounded like large trucks passing by with light rumbling. Woke cat up from his sleep.
  • Thomastown - Felt the couch shaking, glasses in cabinet rattling and the dogs in the area went crazy
  • Princes Hill - In bed writing email. Felt vibration and rumbling. Thought little of it initially. But it continued and strengthened. Then my bed, windows and shelving all started shaking. Flocks of birds in nearby trees all took off screaching. Once all settled I thought, wow...that was an earthquake. Amazing to experience!
  • Wandin North Victoria - Felt for approx. 20 seconds, moderate shaking, could clearly 'hear' rumbling.
  • north melbourne - reading a book around 20:55 the full house was shaking and the sofa kept moving, felt scary. I had to call my husband overseas!! I thought I was imagining things, then I heard people shouting and laughing outside, it was an earthquake!!
  • whittlesea vic - felt a small shaking for approx 5 secs a 1-2 second lull then a stronger shaking. The biggest I,ve ever experienced in my 60odd years.....Phil
  • Essendon North - Windows started rattling then shaking for about 30 seconds.
  • Bruthen - Immediately I believed an earthquake, I felt very nervous, then I thought it was a herd of possums on my roof, then I thought a massive accident in the area, listening to the loud sounds of freight train running over head for what seemed a long time, watching and feeling my home shake and rattle with pictures falling over. A very frightening experience
  • Footscray - Not big compared to quakes I've felt in New Zealand, but very significant for Melbourne - I am in a 6th floor apartment, and the building was swaying or rocking quite dramatically.
  • Northcote, Melbourne - Deep rumbling and light shaking of house exterior - our large glass cathedral doors made quite a dramatic noise with their shaking. Not as strong as previous quakes when we have had ornaments shift on shelves. Floor wasn't moving this time. Didn't last very long - possibly up to 15 seconds. Animals bemused but not barking/yowling.
  • Mount Martha VIC - Just before 9pm, lasted about half a minute. Sitting back in my recliner and the chair started swaying/shaking, wasn't feeling well and thought it was my imagination at first didn't know what was happening, freaked me out. Never felt one before. Checked with my son and he had the same stunned reaction, was sitting on his computer chair which moved and shook.
  • Melbourne - i didnt not feel it but i think it was a light shaking even no i was awake i might have felt it.
  • Brunswick West Victoria - In bed when first shock hit. My bed shook and walls rumbled. Have two storey unit. Second shock was less but bed still shook. My dog and cats came over to me.
  • Grovedale - cat was on window sill for half hour crazy meowing prior to weak shudder. Actually thought I was unsteady not thinking of an earthquake, window gave a shudder. Probably 10 seconds.
  • Melbourne - would love to see a world map of earthquakes for that day with times and strength integrated for 19/07/2012
  • Ferntree Gully Melbourne - Lying on my bed at about 8:54pm and heard a rumbling sound. thought it was a air plane, thunder or maybe just strong winds. I seen the curtains swaying but their not open. Then notice the bed was rocking and thought this is an earthquake. I thought it was only bout 10-15sec but maybe it was longer.
  • Moe - shook vases of shelves, broke mirrors , lot of items on floors, opened cupboads and toolboxes, made my cat vomit on my favorite chair!... very loud splitting noise intially thought it was a tree falling on the back of the house. could see the roof swaying side to side about 200mm,flipped the iorning board upside down.... took 1/2 bottle of red to settle wifes nerves
  • Melbourne - The ground trembled for over half a minute in Melbourne. It was the strongest tremor I have ever felt in my life!
  • newbrough - it was pretty scary at start as i am only young and never had to deal with an earthquake before i was staying at my nans house that night as she lives alone im glad i was there to look after her there wasnt a load of damage done but because there is so much im her house we cant really tell how much damage was done it was a very scary experiance and hope i dont have to deal with it any time soon as my nan said"it felt like a car went through the front of the house)thanks for listening bye xx
  • Broadmeadows - it was shaking :D
  • Moe - The thunderous noise was scary then the shaking started. It felt like the house was sliding down the hill. Walls shook, floor waved, ceiling fans were swinging items falling off shelves. Lasted approx 30 sec. No damage to house but have crack in backyard! Really frightened us all!!!
  • Melbourne - It felt like a truck was dragging my house
  • USGS Near The Southeast Coast Of Australia Jun 19 10:53 5.2 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Melbourne, Australia - Shaking of furniture, floor, printer, computer, handrails on stairs. Lasted 30 seconds.
  • Healesville, Victoria, Australia - Local time 8:50 pm. House shook for ~40 second
  • coburg, melbourne, vic, australia - while sitting on the couch we felt weak shaking.
  • NEERIM JUNCTION 3832 AUSTRALIA - SHAKING LASTED FOR ABOUT 30 seconds. Whole house shook violently.
  • Melbourne, Australia - Occured for approximately 10 seconds, around 8:54PM GMT+10
  • Melbourne Australia - entire house was shaking. Felt at least 70km away
  • Sandhurst,Victoria,Australia - Doors/windows shook. Could see water vibrating on table before doors/windows shook. Largest felt in the 12 years I've been in victoria.
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Sitting on 12 th floor of apartment block and felt building shake. Not sure if it was a quake but the only way I can describe the experience.
  • Frankston, Victoria, Australia - House moved and creaked
  • Melbourne - I think that was a small earthquake!
  • Melbourne - I thought a sudden storm was causing the windows to shake then realised the walls were shaking...
  • Melbourne Australia - Felt moderate shaking whilst sitting on couch, house shook. June 19th 9.00 pm AEST
  • Melbourne Australia - Lasted about 5 secs. Dogs on alert before I heard or felt anything
  • Eltham Melbourne australia - Rattled the bottles
  • Cranbourne North, Melbourne Victoria - Approximately felt 8 sec of continual shaking. Felt from Cranbourne North (South East Metro Area) to Benella (North Rural Area)
  • Melbourne, Vic, Australia - Walls moving, things falling off shelves, lasted about 6-7 seconds
  • Mount Waverley, victoria - Felt like the washing machine going crazy next door, almost thought a plane crashed..
  • Melbourne - Happened at 9pm.
  • Bayswater Vic - Pots and pans rattled, pictures fell off walls. House vibrating
  • elwood/melbourne - table/chairs shaking
  • Melbourne - Thought it was a strong gust of wind at first - because I could hear it. Then I realized the couch was shaking/vibrating. I actually called me dog and ran to the front of the house where it is closer the ground and not elevated!!
  • Mount Evelyn, Victoria, Australia - Approx 20:55 local time Rolled in like a wave, with minor then strong shaking. House cracked and creaked, and i couldn't read the computer screen as it was shaking too much. Very unusual here, strongest I've ever felt in Australia.
  • Victoria australia - Was in the tin shed when the whole thing started to shake.
  • Narre Warren South - whole house shook, these were the strongest tremors I have felt in this area. Only lasted a few seconds. Scarey stuff
  • South Melbourne - desk and chair slightly shaking and birds taking flight outside
  • Melbourne 3152 - shaking that lasted at least 30 seconds
  • Yarra Valley Victoria Australia - house shaking like a freight train was passing through the lounge room !. Lasting around 1 minute
  • Kilsyth Victoria - Just had shaking at around 855pm. It was scary and the house was rattling.
  • Healesville, Victoria,Australia - It happened about 8.50 pm, the house was shaking, the doors and windows were banging and rattling, the floor under my feet was shaking.
  • AUSTRALIA - for atleast 10-15 seconds
  • Melbourne - 10 or so seconds of rattling with movement similar to large gusty winds (but not windy)
  • Ferntree Gully - Strongest one we have felt for outer east Melbourne. Scared the crap out of us.
  • Callignee Victoria Australia - Very short duration, less than 5 seconds, but should things off the top of cupboards, opened up drawers, shook water ina bottle, also should the seats we were sitting on, if the was mild, it would be very scary to have been in Christchurch during their earthquakes......
  • AUSTRALIA - scared
  • Pascoe Vale - Shaking of chairs from side to side
  • cranbourne South - I was sitting still and could hear it coming.I'm from Hawkes Bay Nz originally and quite used to earthquakes.I thought it was around 5 on the scale.Seemed to last a little while.Not rolling or jolty.More of a long tremble.
  • Bruthen, Vic - 8:54 eastern standard time
  • Bundoora - yep, felt it....wierd
  • Mt Evelyn - Felt like a heavy truck travelling down our unmade road. Crockery rattled, house shaking, lasted 30 - 40 seconds
  • surrey hills victoria australia - Lying in bed, felt the bed shake - lasted 3 to 5 seconds.
  • Langwarrin - The house shook for about 2 seconds.
  • Sandringham VIC - My butt is still wobbling
  • Morang South - Whole house shaking felt like being buffeted by very strong wind.
  • Macleod, 3085 - It felt like m whole house was wobbling, but nothing fell over. There was two small ones, followed by a bigger one, then one more little one.
  • pakenham vic australia - starting as slight rumbling sound - increasing to drawn out rumbling - moderate shaking throughout house
  • Melbourne - 8.54 the windows shook the house shook lasted 30 seconds or so severe posted friends to see who felt it my son rang 20 kms away they were rocking too
  • Epping, VIC - My iMac which sits on a partially stable desk began to shake vigorously. SCARY 10 SECONDS OF HELL!
  • ferntree gully - It was pretty scary.
  • Melbourne - there was a lot's of shaking and i was on the bed when it happend my parent's was shcked
  • Healesville, victoria - Vibration and rumbling lasting appox 30 to 40 seconds
  • Coongulla Victoria - The house was shaking, could feel the movement from one side of the house to the other, felt like a strong wind gust, we live on a hill over looking a large weir.
  • emerald, Victoria, Australia - 15 seconds strong shaking, approx 8.53pm 19/6/2012 house was really moving about. where was the epicenter?
  • Morwell - 10 15 seconds son nearly had kids
  • Shepparton - Bed shook and coat hangers in my closet began banging against the doors. Same time I was playing a horror game, good timing actually.
  • Cowes Phillip Island Vic - Live on third floor of a building and the whole building shook for maybe 20 seconds. Could still feel slight after shocks as well.
  • Tatura, Victoria - House had a slow sawy for 10 - 20 seconds
  • Mount Evelyn - Ground shook and windows rattled for 10-15 seconds
  • AUSTRALIA - It was fking scary! It took forever for me to calm down an hr or 2
  • Knoxfield - shock our house, lasted ~20
  • 3806 berwick - Rumble 10 seconds spooky
  • Melbourne Australia - Couch shook while i was sitting on it.
  • frankston - very mild shaking, no damage reported here
  • St Kilda - whole house started shaking, windows were moving in their panes, very scary sound - like a distant train that never arrived...continued for a long 10 seconds. photos fell off the sideboard!
  • Warragul Victoria Australia - The tremor was strong initially for about 10 seconds. The floors, walls and windows of the house shook and rattled noisily, but nothing fell off shelves or moved along the floor. Then it took about 20 seconds to fade away.
  • Bacchus MArsh - Shaking went for a good 10 seconds.
  • cranbourne nth - shook house & everything inside walls made cracking sounds
  • Gordon Vic - 8.57 local time approx
  • Pascoe Vale South 3044 - Light shades were swinging. Walls swaying. Dog freaked out, running around looking at the ceiling.
  • 3825 - shook the whole house, thought a car had driven through it..
  • Cranvourne North - Did not enjoy it, sitting on the couch home alone and could see the side of the house moving :/
  • Melbourne Australia - Just after 9pm - scared the cat
  • Prahran - Bed was shaking, took me a second to register what it was...definitely an earthquake
  • Sandhurst - House shook
  • Melbourne been - whole house shook heard glasses rattle
  • Parkdale - House walls shook and rumbles beneath the floor.
  • Pakenham, vic - Loud rumbling and shook the house for a minute
  • Mooroolbark - Loud rumbling noise and shaking lasted about 15 to 20 secs
  • Warragul - House shaking, windows rattling for approx 30 secs
  • Noble Park - Strongest shake ive ever felt! door was rattling and the roof was mooving
  • Belgrave, Vic - My feathers were waving at me! Thought it was odd! Wow.
  • beaumaris Victoria - Mild wave like movement felt initially followed by brief mild tremor in Beaumaris. No damage evident. Neighbours in street confirm similar experience.
  • Drouin - Shook for 20-30 Seconds. Enough to be scary!
  • boronia - Whole house shook 50inch plasma tv slid on its base across tv cabinet!
  • Kialla - Tuesday 19 June 2012 8.55pm We were sitting on the couch when they began to move side to side in a rythmic pattern. Possibly only lasted 20 seconds but was something we have never felt before.
  • Thornbury - Started gently, then kept going and got strong enough that glasses in cupboard rattled, windows shook, water on table nearly spilled. Scary!
  • Dandenong North - The whole house was shaking!
  • Bairnsdale - Wow ... Finally the earth moved for me!!
  • Shepparton, Victoria - Cupboards rattling ceiling moving , bed rocking, maybe 10 secs.
  • Mooroolbark - Had no idea why the house was shaking at first.... Until we realized it was an earthquake!
  • Berwick, Melbourne - House shook and everything rattled for what seemed about 30 seconds. Longest and most severe I ever felt in this state.
  • King Valley Vic 3678 - we are just off the centre of the great divide first earthquake
  • Brighton - Thought it was a massive gust of wind, whole house shook (a solid 1920s brick house), biggest one I have ever felt.
  • Richmond, Melbourne, Vic. - Constant low rumbling for 10-15 seconds. Nothing compared to what I endured living in Fiji. Melburnians are easily excited I think...
  • Keilor,Victoria - Was in the bath and water moved like a wave.Whole house shook with a loud accompanying noise.Paintings, mirrors shook on walls.
  • Wantirna, Melb, Australia - House shook, felt like a surge moving through the house. Aprox 8.55 pm
  • melbourne australia - holy shit, ive felt light tremors in melbourne before but none as strong as tonight. around 9PM E.S.T. i thought there was a giant possum in the ceiling until my windows started rattling and i started swaying.
  • Boronia, vic - Windows, furniture shook
  • Monbulk Victoria - Everything shook quite violently, Pictures off the wall
  • frankston,victoria,australia - windows, doors, furniture shaking ++++, loud rumbles
  • Dandenong - WOW! i thought my house was gonna collapse!
  • Bentleigh East - Rumbling, glasses shaking, pictures on wall moving duration for almost a minute
  • melbourne - about 10 seconds
  • Wandin North - House shook for about 30 seconds and there was a loud noise like a rushing wind... kids were scared and all jumped out of bed. We ran outside to see what was happening.
  • Yellingbo - Noise like a train, windows rattling.
  • Morwell - windows rattled, felt floor move on foundations, lasted 15 to 20 seconds approx.
  • Mernda, Victoria - whole house shook in Mernda Victoria
  • Chelsea Heights - Thought a gust of wind was pulling down the verandah but there was no noise of wind. After 15-20 seconds of strong vibration, realised it was an earthquake.
  • Berwick - I thought it was a train going past but house really started shaking and there was no train. Have felt more violent in Christchurch but this seemed about 20 seconds long.
  • Templestowe - Sitting in family room and windows shaking and rumbling, definite shaking going on lasted about 10 seconds
  • AUSTRALIA - Ceiling creaked and shake a little bit, a heavy noise like a thunderstorm and I ran out of the lounge room, ready for the aftershock... wich hasn't happend yet.. still freaking out a little :( I live in BLACKBURN
  • Eastern - Melbourne - Felt like my dad just did a fart on the couch but then I realised there was no smell so it must have been an earthquake.
  • Melbourne - Windows and pots rattled... Whole house was shaking...
  • Kilsyth - I was laying down in my bedroom, then suddenly the draws and the ground started shaking.
  • Richmond, Melbourne - 20 - 30 sec intensified as it went on, windows shook
  • Monbulk Victoria - Pictures fell off the wall lasted approx 30 secs. Strongest I've ever felt
  • Trafalgar, Gippsland, Victoria, Australi - Have experienced lighter tremours in this area before i.e. Mid Gippsland eminating in South Gippsland Region, but this was clearly the most dramatic. Often they occur in Autumn after a bout of heavy rain, but this one was later early winter. Have been expecting one. Previous ones were around 4.3. Whole house shaking with this one i.e. quite violently more of a 5 or above and accompanying strange sound/noise. All the neighbours ran out into the street afterwards. Felt at first like a sudden wind
  • Seymour victoria,3660 - 10/20 seconds and was either a tremour or puckapunyl dropping a bomb but sure it was a large tremour
  • Traralgon - House shook, lights moved, nothing fell or broke so enough to notice, but not strong enough for damage. Lasted for about 10-15 seconds
  • Melbourne CBD - Building swayed side to side
  • Berwick - I nearly wet my pants, I knew it would have been bigger than last years tremors. It's worrying knowing that they're getting bigger.
  • South Yarra - ground shook, definitely felt it under me
  • Epping - Weird sensation, thought a low flying plane was going over the top of us
  • Mount Beauty - On the second level of our two story apartment and felt an obvious sway. Glass of water rippled and picture frames shifted.
  • Wantirna South, Vic 3152 - Like a strong wind at first, then we thought it was someone upstairs, then we noticed our dresser mirror shaking. Went on for estimated 20 sec. Very surprised by how far afield people seem to have felt it .. like Wodonga!
  • Seaford, Vic - Factory felt as if a very strong gust of wind had hit then everything moved, as if on a boat
  • Pakenham Vic - Started out like a truck and became louder and stronger. Windows rattled and the house shook. Probably lasted 30 secs in total. Strongest one I've ever felt.
  • Ferntree Gully - Sitting at my computer, when the desk and bookshelves started to shack! My dog when crazy barking, outside!
  • silvan - Whole house shook, glasses rattled on the dresser and all lasted about 20 seconds
  • Northcote - Windows & doors rattling for about 15 sec. in Northcote.
  • Blind Bight - Dog was first to sense it then it rumbled through shaking everything lasted 30-40 seconds
  • Melbourne - We felt our computer desks and chairs shaking and we ran downstairs.
  • Seymour victoria,3660 - Yeh it was rather large tremour or it was like a large bomb that puckapunyl drops every now and then...pretty gd 10/15 secs maybe
  • Berwick, Victoria - Strongest one yet over the past few years.
  • Mt Eliza, Victoria, Australia - approx 8:55 PM AEST, 19.6.2012 I felt my chair shaking and the floor shook and the walls shook. Heard a rumble. Then it stopped. Then birds went crazy outside for 5 minutes. Asked other people and we agreed - it's a quake on the selwyn fault line.
  • Neerim South - You could hear it like a strong gust of wind then everything shook the crack in the floor of my garage is now wider it felt like 30-40sec long I'm still shaking.
  • Warburton - longest earthquake I have ever experienced certainly shook this house. I was almost ready to evacuate the house.
  • Northcote - It started slowly and then the cat started looking at me and the house and doors started shaking and my daughter came out frightened.
  • karingal - sitting in the loungeroom, having the whole house shaking for upto 15 seconds
  • Warragul - Thought it was a large gust of wind at first, house and furniture  vibrated/shook and birds flew from trees. It didn't stop for 20-30 seconds was scary!!
  • Albury/Wodonga - Very light shaking. I felt it through my desk, it was so light my partner did not even notice it, but me and the cat definitely did
  • Carnegie - Felt it for at least 5 secs. Could feel the ground shaking beneath me. That's the second time I felt a tremor in Australia
  • Lakes Entrance,Victoria - Like a shake and felt dizzy bur realizing we were moving
  • Hampton Park - Felt about 10 seconds of vibration through my laptop keyboard & then about 30 seconds of light shaking & a low rumble.
  • Rye Victoria - i was in Bed, felt my bed shack floor walls, GRoundddddddd, Room felt it pass thur like thunder , A train of thunder ,,I could feel the retaining walls outside bedroom throb,Like a Semi Truck was under me and all over Me... Vibebrations , were strong
  • Vermont - Thought it was a truck rumbling down Boronia Rd but then realised things were shaking in the house!
  • Langwarrin - Thought it was a huge gust of wind at first, but then the house shook for aroung 10seconds....glad kids slept through it!
  • Melbourne - scary
  • Avonsleigh Victoria Aust. - Strong Shaking lasted for a minute,then we could still feel light shaking going on after this for about 2 minutes. The china rattled on walls the floor shook. It sounded like a very noisy truck flying past.
  • Thornbury, Victoria - Structural shudder affecting timber frame house for around 30 seconds, rumbling motion from beneath, objects/items falling off shelves, furniture.
  • Leopold Geelong - Shook the doors and windows briefly
  • McMahons Creek, Victoria - Approx 9.10pm. Felt two earthquakes 5-10 seconds apart. Each lasted around 5 seconds. Whole house shook.
  • Blackburn North - we felt the shake for about 15 seconds and it was quite a shock as we have not had this experience before.
  • Berwick - 15 to 20 seconds of shaking, the biggest I have felt in Victoria.
  • Heatherton - door frame was shaking, photo frames on the wall were shaking. No damage
  • Berwick, Victoria, Australia - Felt like it was never going to stop, the last thing i would ever expect while sitting on the couch watching TV!
  • Hampton, South Victoria - Watching tv and the house started shaking a bit. Enough to shake this desktop computer, but not dangerous at all and pretty cool.
  • Chelsea - I was sitting on the floor at the time. Felt the house shaking - I thought it was a strong wind, but realised the whole house was shaking. TV, drink on the table were shaking for as long as 30 seconds.
  • AUSTRALIA - Sale Victoria, dont think there has ever been an earthquake felt here before!
  • Essendon - Biggest ive felt by far and longest 20-30 secs shaking, 2nd floor apartment too tho, blinds shaking, cordless phone rolling side to side on table, had my keys in hand ready to bolt out then it decreased for 10 secs
  • Seymour - crazy, pretty heavy, just goes to show how minimal we are in comparison to the world. can't stop mother nature! or mother nature is giving us a warning, cause we ain't nothin but a gold digger!
  • Mernda, Victoria - it was very scary and very loud it felt like something was going to explode the house was shacking and my dog was barking
  • Yarra Glen, Victoria - Chair was shaking, nic nac's on shelves shaking and some fell, lots of rattling. Like a semi coming through my lounge.
  • Healesville - Sounded like a freight train coming towards the house. Windows doors and floors rattling quite loudly. Pictures on walls shaking. Floor shaking. 20-30 secs.
  • hampton east - leaning back on couch watching tv when suddenly icould feel the couch shaking ....thought I was imaging it till it started again
  • Epping - Just a moderate shaking lasting about 10 seconds. I was sitting on the bed and noticed a slight movement, and looked up at our mirrored robes, and saw the rippling effect of the tremor on our mirrored doors. The walls were slightly shaking also. This happened at around 9pm......Cool!
  • Clifton Creek - I thought something knocked into the glass doors, shook the out of the house
  • AUSTRALIA - My house was strongly shaking, i was very scared
  • Sunshine - The whole house shook slightly. Probably because it's a 2 storey house. Sounded like an aeroplane flying low.
  • Doncaster - Heard the side of my house crack first then heard the tremor coming twice short and brief actually thought it was a really strong wind then the whole house shook for approximately 20 seconds. Still doesn't compare to an aftershock I heard and felt off the coast of Croatia in 1999 after Turkeys devastating earthquake but scary enough!
  • Ferntree Gully - Our 2 level house shook really badly, I thought it was going to break. I've never experienced anything like this, didn't know what to do. Thank goodness for Google - next time I will be prepared!
  • Wallan, Victoria 3756 - for about 5seconds = 30 seconds of house shaking (walls, floor, windows) very load roar and winds all happened about 9-9:30pm on 19/06/2012
  • Mordialloc - holding onto our chairs for 30 seconds trying to decide if we should move under a table
  • Sunbury Melbourne Australia - i was in bed and my bed was shaking very scary
  • maffra - didnt feel shit! my sister and husband were in the same room as me and they felt it... i thought they were being spastics til i googled it.
  • Lalor - My lamp and fish tank were shaking and the walls were rumbling.
  • shepparton - Thought it was the dog under the table, wife thought the same - dog still asleep in the middle of the room. Wind chimes,hanging utensiles, hearth tongs swaying. Low rumbling like train passing, all neighbour hood dogs barking, felt nausea.
  • Scoresby - bed started shaking like we lived in the middle of flinders st station !! scary
  • Maffra - Was that a fracking earthquake?
  • Coolaroo - Its freaky because i asked for a sign. Allah has once again reminded us of his excistance. Believe in only him as we have no one other then he to turn to!
  • Bentleigh - Tremor felt through couch for 5 seconds then stopped started again couple seconds later tremor slightly more severe rattled windows walls, pets went crazy. Went for about 20 to 30 seconds
  • Frankston South - Thought it was our crazy spin cycle washing machine, then realised we weren't washing!! 20 seconds of shaking windows, a little bit like what I'd imagine if we had a V8 convention going by our home!
  • Mount Waverley, Vic - I was sitting at the computer playing on FB at the time the quake hit. I actually thought the rattling of the wall unit was just another visit from our regular paranormal entity....but then the shaking got stronger and the windows rattled and my chair shook as I sat watching the cat freak out and my FB newsfeed spam up with earthquake statuses! FREAKY!
  • Montrose - I was laying down and felt couch move across the room slightly, doors opened and kitchen items tumbled around. Trees outside creaking....strong and deep for a short one
  • Melton - house creaked like when its windy and slight rocking of lounge chair
  • Bendigo - sitting on the couch and felt slight vibration and heard things creaking. the wooden ceiling creaked audibly over the sound of the cat stared at the ceiling for some time.
  • Pakenham - First earthquake I have ever felt! Dogs were barking cat ran off scared and the whole house was shakin. Extreamly loud!
  • Newport - Entire house shook for 20 seconds or more. Enough to scare us but not enough to wake our dog!
  • preston - Was very strong mattress was shaking,kitchen table moved and pantry door kept slamming open and closed got so scared at the start thought someone was trying to break in but as it went longer i knew it was an earthquake.
  • seaford - shaking for 30 seconds or more got kids out of bed thought a bomb was going to go off scared ,,
  • Lalor - very light my house is a new 40sq concrete slab and it felt like the house moved for 5 seconds not bad it was a great experience it would be great to fell that again but bigger
  • Mirboo North 3871 - Shaking and noise lasted about 20 seconds? I have never felt anything so violent in my life.
  • Traralgon South - Statues and trophys fell off tv entertainment unit, 2 x picture frames came off walls, windows and doors shook and rattled. Woke up all the kids and still trying to settle them for sleep. Lasted about 30 seconds - no damage to structure that we can see. Thanks God no one at this time has been critically injured.
  • Kyabrfam - Sitting on recliner when it starting shaking for about 5 to 10 seconds..
  • melbourne - windows cracked, couch shook, fish tank swaying
  • Dinner Plain Mt Hotham - Heard a roar or rumbling noise, thought it was a snow plough, but no snow on the roads, lasted about 15 to 20 seconds, lounge chair shook, crack in plaster wall has opened up a bit more
  • Wagga wagga - Was in bed and all a sudden my bed started shaking. Didn't know what was going on
  • Werribee - Lasted 5-10 seconds. Felt couch moving, jumped up & grabbed a torch to look under the couch lol.
  • Drouin-Warragul - Was taking a wild poo . suddenly me dunny starts grumbling . thought I was having an anurizm . lucky i checked my phone and every said there was an earthquake. my poo was major runny before i found out it was an earthquake .
  • Cranbourne - I was sitting on a chair and all of a sudden it started to shake and I could feel the floor moving,strange feeling
  • AUSTRALIA - it feel like i was in hell so bad it was and it feel like a tree was fall on my house
  • GA Greater Melbourne Area Victoria, Australia Jun 19 10:53 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Warragul - 40 or so seconds....strong violent rocking of house and grumbline noise
  • Collingwood, Melbourne - It was PM.. not AM.. and around 9PM (june 19th 2012)
  • Moonee Ponds - Couch started shaking and there was a low rumble. Bookshelf shook noticeably and shelf items rattled.
  • AUSTRALIA - Doreen. I thought there was a helicopter hovering above the house. Garage doors shook.
  • Euroa - Our house moved side to side. Then a growling noise afterwards.
  • Brunswick 3056 - Sounded like someone was on the roof. Then the wall and windows started rattling an everything was moving.30-40 secs long. Much longer andstronger than last earthquake a few years ago!
  • Bobinawarrah - thought it was the predicted extreme winds! a deep rumble and mild movement of the house. But we are a long way from the centre
  • 3199 - 30 - 40+ seconds.
  • Drouin - Knocked TV over , cracked window , motorbike fell over.
  • Oxley - Daughter woke up neighbor called out whole house shaking
  • Bunyip Victoria - The windows and roof started shaking, thought it was the wind at first but the shake got stronger and seemed to travel from one end of the house to the other. It lasted about 20-30 seconds and is one of the strongest tremors we have experienced.
  • Trafalgar - Felt like roof was going to cave in and windows would break - they didn't! Loud rumbling noise. Really scary. Still scared!
  • Pakenham - First quake experience at first though was gust of wind thn windows started shakin then shaking got stronger items vibrating around was a freaky experience whilst laying in bed and feeling it shaking stopped after 30 secs
  • Dumbalk - Kids flew out of bed screaming , not wanting to go back. Would have lasted a good 30 secs. Thought the house was coming off its stumps :)
  • Somerville - 10-15 seconds of a rolling feeling rumble noise and could see movement of walls etc
  • Chiltern - just felt my recliner chair shaking.
  • AUSTRALIA - Confirming it was felt in Shepparton. I was watching T.V. I did feel nauseous until it was over. Things in my room, bed (I was sitting on), clothes horse, were shaking about 100-150mm side to side for about 20 seconds. Walls cracked open further than what they were.
  • millpark - bed started shaking it got stronger and stronger noises in the roof and walls.....scary as lasted 15 to 20 seconds
  • Ashburton - two distinct waves, deep rumble like a truck passing or really strong wind, up an down shaking lasted approximately 20-30 seconds, much stronger then the last Gippsland quake
  • maribyrnong vic - i was sooo scared that i thought the house was gonna fall down.!!!
  • Anglesea, victiria - Felt like someone walking on my roof , no sound, lasted 20-30 seconds. Made my recliner chair wobble around weirdly
  • Seaford - Was sitting at computer when chair starting shaking then walls started to shake and rattle, was quite scary, was surprised how strong it was.
  • Eltham North - Started suddenly with sound like very heavy rain storm with violent wind battering outside. Momentary silence then more violent wind sound and noticeable shaking of house. Sounded like a freight train was bearing down on the house but felt the same as a recent experience on a ship rolling violently in very turbulent seas. Lasted around half a minute. Have never experienced similar in this area before.
  • Oakleigh Melbourne - IDK didnt even feel it bahaha
  • Shepparton - Confirming it was felt in Shepparton. I was watching T.V. I did feel nauseous until it was over. Things in my room, bed (I was sitting on), clothes horse, were shaking about 100-150mm side to side for about 20 seconds. Walls cracked open further than what they were.
  • tongala, echuca - was sitting on the couch felt like i was going to fant
  • Elwood 3184 - I didn't feel anything but the dog was barking, maybe a really strong building
  • Crib Point - Noise -a bang , house shook, windows rattle, dogs barked, chair shook
  • Taylors Lakes,Melbourne,Australia - It was scary the cracks sounded like a person was running on top of my roof my small chandelier was wobbling and now all the spider webs are dangling one roof.
  • Wagga wagga nsw - Slightest shimmer felt it through the floor thought I was fainting however water in fish tank had small waves on it
  • Melbourne, Australia - apparently 5.2
  • Rosebud - A massive roar I thought a plan was crashing in the back yard.
  • Melbourne Vic 3021 Australia - Felt the couch where I was sitting on shaking. Thought someone was behind me shaking the furniture. Last for about 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Balwyn - First earthquake experience didn't know what was happening, just heard loud noise like thunder and everything shook in the house, we got scared but at the same time an excitement because it was a first feeling of an EQ...
  • Clarinda- Victoria - the glasses in the cabinet started rattling and there was rumbling was weird to hear the rattling.. just before 9.00pm..lasted about 20 seconds.
  • YINNAR - Thought it was very strong wind at first when roof was making lots of noise, then husband said quake. It lasted about 30 seconds with windowns rattling, and house shaking side to side. Some items fell. Neighbour thought it was a cattle truck which had just left coming through their house. Real weird experience.
  • East St kilda - I was on the phone to my wife in Croydon when felt the rattle, though it had stopped where I was, it still continued in Croydon for at least 30 to 40 seconds longer I could hear the rattling over the phone, though it had stopped here in Melbourne it continued in Croydon. My wife even started to tell of my son and he came into the room saying that the whole house is shaking.
  • Moe - I was on skye to england at the time they heard it over there. They asked what was the noise I said earthquake.
  • Pakenham, Victoria - Started as a light rumble at first, but then it bacame apparent that it was an earthquake. The wine glasses at the bar chimed and the television shook; that was the first thing I noticed. Then some of my wine glasses smashed just from the 'clinging' of the glass and some fell and smashed. It was a very unique exciting experience though!
  • churchill - live in a 2 storey house thought the kids were running around until the walls, and floors started shaking violently, dogs were frightened, not sure in what damage outside until the morning, very scary
  • dandenong sth - crazy pics fell off walls im talking 150 mm concrete panel walls shakin openend my eyes up
  • Niddrie - We all thought it was an Airbus flying very low until we noticed the whole ground was going crazy. We all say there in shock looking around... Extreamly frightening stuff!
  • Drouin - The rattling noises were just amazing although I haven't yet found anythng broken. A very scary experience. My dogs were very upset.
  • woori Yallock - At first I thought a really strong wind was blowing then the house began to shake thought a big truck was outside knew it was an earthquake when all the cups and saucers were rattling and the lamp started to jump dog was terrified - we both crouched in doorway not sure if it safe to go outside in case power lines collapsed. All in all quite scary. Am putting off going to bed in case of another one.
  • Mount Martha - House shook, could feel the floor slab move
  • Frankston North - I was having a chat with my daughters in the lounge room when we started looking at each other feeling something is not right when we felt the whole house in slow motion shivered. My daughters ran into their bedrooms for their 5 boys under 10 years. I ran outside and over heard couple neighbours in loud voices exchanging of what had just occurred. My disabled single and alone neighbour rang my mobile with a frantic voice to seek refuge with my family. This al happened in about 15 - 20 seconds.
  • surrey hills VIC - Longer than a minute - birds went crazy outside (almost 9pm) sounded like a train on the roof and underneath our house
  • Lalor victoria - Was lying in bed and the house seemed to come alive - as if ghosts were running through the walls
  • New delhi - I was freaked
  • AUSTRALIA - At first thought it was a strong gust of wind, whole two storey house shaking lasting 30 seconds
  • Wonthaggi - My gas wall heater made the most noise; I thought it was going to explode. Then I realised the couch I was sitting on was shaking and the windows were rattling. The whole house felt like it was moving. It felt like I was living above a subway with a train going through beneath me. My dog stared at the wall heater for about half an hour afterwards. He didn't bark but he's very chilled.
  • Doncaster - Felt like I was on train for 30 seconds, could hear my window rattling.
  • st helena melbourne - moved the couch I was sitting on, walls started to make a creaking and cracking sound. sounded like a gale of wind was blowing against the house, in the bedroom furniture moved from side to side in a shuddering movement. lasted about 40 seconds. Quite scary.
  • Seaford - Just before 9pm we heard super loud rumbling outside as if tanks were rolling down our street. Plus it seemed all our trees were blowing in different directions Then the house started shaking- wall pictures, crockery and windows all shook pretty consistently for 20-30 seconds. An aftershock about an hour later.
  • Berwick - We heard a strange rumbling sound that got louder, then I felt the whole house shaking and swaying. I could feel the concrete slab shaking underneath my feet. It went for about 25 seconds.
  • Thornbury, Melbourne - Very loud, sounded like a train was passing our house at high speeds
  • AUSTRALIA - Bendig- It sounded & felt like someone was running across the roof. Strong tremors for a few seconds & then weakened. All up about 30secs. Very weird feeling
  • Berwick - At first I thought there was something big (like giant possums) running across the roof, then it felt as if a wind was about to lift the roof...and then the room swayed. Lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Emerald - First ever concious experience, I'm 19 and remember small oneself happening whilst I was asleep, e.g waking up to very light shaking. But this was strange, I was on the second level of a supermarket, the thing shook like jelly. The strangest experience I've ever felt. Just glad it wasn't larger/shallower/longer.
  • Yallourn North - Was on internet, when laptop started shaing, table lamp dropped, the loud noise, felt like the house was being shoved from every side while being shaken, clocks fell off walls and I went outside to see truck, and realised it was the shortest and most intense quake I have felt. Spent some time picking up items that were shaken off shelves and broken/damaged. Happy to read no one injured :)
  • Prahran - Lasted on a few seconds. I originally thought that it was a possum running on the roof.
  • Blackburn South - thought a possum was going across the roof, then it sounded like a huge, huge gust of wind and very noisy and scary - then house started to shake and i realised it was an earthquake having experienced many in papua new guinea.
  • Brunswick - Whole house shook and I thought a plane might have hit the ground nearby.
  • St Andrews Beach - We felt our whole house shake for about 20 seconds.
  • Mirboo North - House shook a lot, noise came from underneath and sounded like a weird thunder that doesn't make it to clapping sound. Kids flew out of bed crying. Aftershocks came through very lightly. We were all quite shaken for a while.
  • Gowanbrae - Started with Creaking in the roof like someone was up their then a shunt, freaky feeling...
  • Australia - I was calling my fried who live in Reservoir not far from Northland shopping centre , She said to me the hearter is moving , the sofa and the whole house. between 5 th 6 seconds .
  • Yallourn North - Very scary Mum`n`I jumped behind couch, only lasted for about 60 sec Ripper (dog) scared, Gravel (cat) wont even start ( as in, probably still FREAKED today!! LOL) We have tile floor on top of concrete and Mum could see full on waves on the floor, My aunty was in her car at the time (just a little car)Thaught some MASIVE dude was jumping on`er car. LOL!!! :)
  • Melbourne - Felt the house shook strongly for 5 secs. Though the some car hit my garage and came out with my 2yr old, to know that it was an earthquake!
  • Melbourne - Sitting on desk and desk shook and tapped walls. Pretty scary, but a great experience
  • Congupna - Here we had a light shaking. Beds were shaking and couchs. no damage though.
  • Albury - The quake actually occured outside of melbourne, believe it or not it's not the earthquake that melbourne had. On another note. It was felt up in albury, few hours from Melbourne, it lasted only seconds but the tremor was definately felt here.
  • Blackburn South - Loud rumbling. I thought there were about 20 possums rnning across the roof. Light shaking.
  • Wandong Victoria - Was in a meeting when a sound came and thought someone was tring to get in the door doors and windows shook violently for 30-50 seconds then stopped then started again, very scary. Felt in Wandong at 8:54pm.
  • Sunbury Vic - I love it my bed felt like it was floating and the glass ca binets were bustin a move
  • Kerang Victoria - 10 - 15 seconds of a deep rocking motion as if on water instead of land
  • AUSTRALIA - I can't believe I did not notice it. I was out walking my two dogs near the beach at Parkdale at the time and they did not show any unusual reactions nor did I hear any other dogs barking.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Darryl says:

      Bendigo windows rattled bed shook felt like train going past lasted 10 to 15 sec

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