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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Melbourne, Australia hit by strong 5.2-magnitude earthquake

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake has shaken Melbourne and parts of Victoria.
A reader said a 1m-long crack formed in their backyard in Mill Park.Windows were rattled and floors rocked as the tremor hit around 8.55pm (AEST) and lasted for around 30 to 40 seconds. The US Geological Survey website registered a 5.2-magnitude quake 10km southwest of Moe, at a depth of 9.9km. The Bureau of Meteorology said it was receiving reports of the quake from Bright and Myrtleford in the northeast and Wonthaggi in the southeast of Victoria. An ambulance spokesperson said the earthquake did not appear to have caused any serious injuries.

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