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 00:32:47||Epicentral Time:||23/03/2020 11:32:47|
|Magnitude:||2.8 (ML)||Depth:||10 km|
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:
- For earthquake information phone Geoscience Australia on 1800 655 739 or go to www.ga.gov.au/earthquakes.
More Melbourne News breaking as it comes.