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The Earthquake thread

Post by 2dr » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:13 pm

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck south eastern Australia on Wednesday morning. What are our experiences of it?

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:50 pm

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For non-Australians, that last tweet is parody, due to the federal government giving Sydney money for covid issues but not Melbourne.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:20 pm

2dr wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:13 pm
What are our experiences of it?
It shook the house a lot. For about 30 seconds.

We normally get tremors in country Victoria every few years which get felt in the suburbs, but this was bigger than those.

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Post by 2dr » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:05 pm

I was in bed being lazy. My wardrobe began banging and I thought that my dog was scratching against it like usual. But then the bedroom door began banging too and the bed began rocking like a great night in. I ran out to the central hall where my family were standing in the doorway looking worried. The noise was rather loud, the shaking violent, and we all were rather shaken. 🥴

It lasted about 30 seconds and just as it appeared to stop it shook a little more several times. Then silence.

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Post by 2dr » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:00 pm

Anyway, looking forward to more aftershocks.

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Post by Bandit » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:02 pm

So Zoidy had a.....


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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:34 pm

I did!

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Post by ian » Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:58 pm

I was kind of semi awake about 10 minutes before it hit and couldn't decide if I wanted to get up or go back to sleep and at first I thought it was someone going into the bathroom, and then as it continued I thought I must be dreaming, then I thought it was construction work next door in combination with thunder. It was more than 30 seconds of shaking here probably closer to a minute than 30 seconds and when I finally worked out what was happening after about 15 seconds I was just like oh well I'll go back to sleep unless the roof caves in. So I was back asleep as soon as the shaking stopped for the next half hour.
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