Nowhere near Melbourne Earthquake

 
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Aftershocks will occur for months but most won't even appear on the GA website. As I write, the total displayed there is 13 aftershocks following the main event. It looks like the hurdle for inclusion on that page is magnitude 2.5 or thereabouts. No point bothering to include anything smaller which won't be humanly felt anyway.

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  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
I heard on the radio that the ground was shaking a couple of suburbs from me at Revesby, I am at Peakhurst, yet didn't feel a thing, weird I say!!
  themetptc Train Controller

Location: Ballarat
Why is this thread called 'Melbourne Earthquake' when it was no where near Melbourne?

Biggest recorded earthquake in Victorian history, Mother Nature keeps on surprising us.

Sim
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Why is this thread called 'Melbourne Earthquake' when it was no where near Melbourne?
themetptc
I suggest it be renamed "Nowhere Near Melbourne Earthquake"... Wink
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Why is this thread called 'Melbourne Earthquake' when it was no where near Melbourne?
I suggest it be renamed "Nowhere Near Melbourne Earthquake"... Wink
Graham4405
In the same theme that often appears in the COVID thread or about CV-19.

Who says it was a earthquake, what do seismologists know?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
A gang of conspirators lined up 12,500 head of cattle, fed them on Patterson's Curse, and they all farted simultaneously.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
Why is this thread called 'Melbourne Earthquake' when it was no where near Melbourne?
I suggest it be renamed "Nowhere Near Melbourne Earthquake"... Wink
Graham4405
Done, Sir. Cool
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
A gang of conspirators lined up 12,500 head of cattle, fed them on Patterson's Curse, and they all farted simultaneously.
Valvegear
haha, good one

Someone over this side said its 7G technology under test.
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
I'm still waiting for OP's explanation as to why he thought this earthquake was violent. Perhaps it's because that's what the Herald Sun or Channel 7 said?
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: Standing at the limit of an endless ocean
Perfect.

https://chaser.com.au/national/tectonic-plate-offered-role-in-federal-cabinet-after-being-a-bit-shifty/
michaelgm
Laughing

Also, I can't help but to think that the pavlova analogy widely proffered yesterday was designed exclusively for flat earthers. Wink
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
I'm still waiting for OP's explanation as to why he thought this earthquake was violent.
DirtyBallast"
A 5.9 magnitude is not violent by world standards, but it's the strongest ever recorded in Victoria. We're not used to that sort of thing, and some reactions were of the genuine "shock, horror" variety.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude. Killed 13 and did an estimated $4 billion damage. Depends on where it happens.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude.
"kitchgp"
I wonder whether that will get a bite!
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
It certainly does matter where it happens.

I wasn’t there, but I remember the M7-9+ Tohoku quakes in 2011, where M7+ foreshocks and aftershocks occurred.

In Japan an M6 shake wouldn’t even get a news segment, or newsprint wasted on it.
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude. Killed 13 and did an estimated $4 billion damage. Depends on where it happens.
kitchgp
Except that it was really on 10:27 a.m., 28/12/1989.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude.
I wonder whether that will get a bite!
Valvegear
Perhaps if it gets posted in a more appropriate location?

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11386297.htm
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Except that it was really on 10:27 a.m., 28/12/1989.
apw5910

Yes, correct. 1994 was Ellalong NSW. 5.4 magnitude, 2 or 3 injured and $36 million estimated damage.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
I'm still waiting for OP's explanation as to why he thought this earthquake was violent.
A 5.9 magnitude is not violent by world standards, but it's the strongest ever recorded in Victoria. We're not used to that sort of thing, and some reactions were of the genuine "shock, horror" variety.
Valvegear
Yes and if you had happened to be taking shelter under the awning outside Betty's Burgers in Chapel St at the time you would have described it as violent. Had you survived of course
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude.
I wonder whether that will get a bite!
Perhaps if it gets posted in a more appropriate location?

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11386297.htm
justapassenger
You mean unless someone notices that M5.9 is actually ever so slightly less than double M5.6? M5.6 is very close to half, but not less than half M5.9.
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
M5.9 is actually ever so slightly more than double M5.6? M5.6 is very close to half, but not less than half M5.9.
Aaron
Huh? Isn't that a contradictory statement?
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
Newcastle (1994) was 5.6, less than half the magnitude.
I wonder whether that will get a bite!
Valvegear
Not sure why @Valvegear? M6 = M5 x 10, I'm not sure how to calculate that through the magnitudes in between, maths wasn't my best subject and logarithms are involved here, might as well be speaking Russian. No, wait, I can speak some Russian... Very Happy

This image may help:
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
M5.9 is actually ever so slightly more than double M5.6? M5.6 is very close to half, but not less than half M5.9.
Huh? Isn't that a contradictory statement?
Graham4405
Yup, it said something else, then I changed part, and ruined it… fixed.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
You mean unless someone notices that M5.9 is actually ever so slightly less than double M5.6? M5.6 is very close to half, but not less than half M5.9.
"Aaron"
No. I think you can figure out the obvious error that some people will make.

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