Earthquake strikes Melbourne, no reports of injuries
Saturday, March 7, 2009
No injuries were reported, although some homes around the area of the epicenter lost power for about ten minutes. Only minor damage was reported.
"There's [sic] no reports of injury to the SES, however we have received approximately 30 calls for assistance across the state this evening," stated Allan Grigs, from the State Emergency Service. "Most of the calls have come from the Melbourne metropolitan area ... crews are now out just assessing the damage to these properties. It is reported as minor damage at this stage."
According to Geoscience Australia's John Scheider, "the last earthquake of any significant size in that area was the magnitude 5.0 earthquake at Thomson Reservoir [area] in 1996."
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