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Did the earth move for you in Melbourne last night?

Last night’s earthquake (here) was the third I have experienced in Melbourne and of scale 5.3 – the last, in 2009, being much milder. Last night I noticed a very noisy outside disturbance which I assumed was a gust of wind striking the house or the trees hard. Then the room I was sitting in […]

Chile earthquake

The earthquake in Chile is 8.8 on the Richter Scale so it is of extreme intensity – ground movement is about 63 times that generated in the Haitian quake (Richter scale 7) while 483 times the energy was generated in the earthquake. The Richter scale is calculated as the logarithm to base 10 of the […]

Earthquake in Melbourne

I’d got back from Canberra last night about 8-30pm.  It had been a long day and I was wearily sitting in my office at home in the north of Melbourne when, at around 9-00pm, I heard what sounded like a motor outside the window – weird enough for me to stop and think ‘What is that?’. […]