Breaking News: There has been an earthquake north of Melbourne, with a magnitude 2.8 quake rocking the town of Broadford.

Geoscience Australia reported an earthquake shortly before midday Monday March 23 2020.

The earthquake was felt at a depth of 10km, Geoscience Australia said.

The tremor was felt across the central-Victorian region.

According to shake maps and preliminary data, the Broadford earthquake was felt in some Melbourne suburbs.

Melbourne earthquake : People in some suburbs have felt the earth move this morning as a small tremor reported near the town of Broadford, Victoria. 73km north of the Melbourne CBD.

Here’s a summary of the earthquake data from the Earthquake Geoscience Australia website:


Origin (UTC):23/03/2020 00:32:47Epicentral Time:23/03/2020 11:32:47
Magnitude:2.8 (ML)Depth:10 km
Event Id:ga2020fuoqlhFelt:Yes

Update: Emergency Victoria has issued a statement:

There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
For earthquake related emergency assistance from the SES phone 132 500. Only call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening emergency. This message was issued by State Emergency Service.
Unless the situation changes, this will be the last message issued for this earthquake.Information on earthquakes:  

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