Earthquake rocks Melbourne



Residents across Melbourne have described feeling their houses shake as a 2.7-magnitude quake struck the city’s outer south-east on Tuesday night.

Geoscience Australia recorded the earthquake at Pakenham at 11.40pm, and by 12.20am, said it had received more than 100 calls about the quake.

• ‘Severe’ earthquake rocks New Zealand
• Memories: 25 years since the Newcastle quake

By midnight, the hashtag #earthquake was trending on Twitter in Melbourne, with residents describing their houses shaking and jolting.

The quake was felt right across Melbourne, with accounts of tremors coming from Montrose, Noble Park, Rowville and Lilydale.

There were also several reports from the inner city.

The Victoria State Emergency Service said there were no reports of damage or injury.

Topics: Earthquakes
Stay informed, daily
A FREE subscription to The New Daily arrives every morning and evening.
The New Daily is a trusted source of national news and information and is provided free for all Australians. Read our editorial charter.
Copyright © 2024 The New Daily.
All rights reserved.