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Where the banned are
are you guys ok ?
Some folks on the higher floors of buildings here in Adelaide even felt this quake, which is quite remarkable... Adelaide is 800 odd km west of Melbourne, and the quake was centred another 150 or so km east of Melbourne so it was felt basically 1000 km away.
Yes, earthquakes of this size are rare here. Australia is more or less smack bang in the middle of a tectonic plate, so that sort of crazy seismic and volcanic activity that characterises the faults on the edges of the tectonic plates is absent here. Also, due to how sparsely populated our continent is, it really is extremely bad luck for a major population centre to be affected like this. Quakes in the 3 to 4 Richter scale range are common in the middle of nowhere, which go completely unnoticed in the populated areas.
Our most northern main city, Darwin, is probably most affected by earthquakes, but only because those occurring north of there in the Timor Sea are often felt in Darwin.
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Looks like no loss of life or major injury so far.
Earthquakes are uncommon there?
they arnt used to them like you and me i just read this is the biggest one since Europeans arrived.(it was even felt in parts of NZ) i dont think their building code would be geared toward earthquake strengthening either -all those Victorian double brick houses is an accident waiting to happen
hopefully this is it for them for another 200 years. the Victorian premier half joked its devine retribution (for bad behavior durring lockdown) but as we know tectonic plates dont think about human habitation - they just carry on carrying on doing what they
i dont remember how to work this place sorry