The spate of bizarre sesmic activity hasn’t left the Great Southern Land tonight with news that Melbourne has experienced yet another earthquake.
The latest quake struck at around 7:10pm local time (AEDT) and follows another small quake centered on Frankston (just outside Melbourne) in the last two weeks.
At the time of writing we don’t have a reading, however the broad range of Tweets about it would suggest it happened.
We’ll update this post with a reading when we have it.
At a guess we’d suggest that the epicenter was to the South East of Melbourne. More soon.
Update: unconfirmed report via Twitter puts the earthquake at a 3.0. More soon
Update 2: Geoscience Australia remains down. Sure sign of confirmation. The Rudd Government needs to give them more money :)
Update 3: we have a 95% confirmed report that the quake was a 2.3 with an epicenter near Pearcedale, map as follows:
Update 4: latest word is a 3.2 in Port Phillip Bay, as confirmed by Geoscience Australia. Big q is, how is it that our best scientists take over an hour to work out an earthquake.