Victoria was woken by a 2.4 magnitude earthquake, the second in 5 days.
The quake hit Melbourne near Pakenham, 53km south-east of the CBD, at a depth of three kilometers just after 1am on Wednesday morning.
More than 80 residents reported feeling the effects of the earthquake, but there were no accidents or injuries.
The earthquake hit Melbourne near Pakenham, 53km south-east of the CBD, at a depth of three kilometers just after 01:00 on Wednesday morning (yellow dot indicates earthquake situation)
Up to 12,000 Victorians reported feeling the 4.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the state in the early hours of Friday morning.
Last week’s largest earthquake occurred 127 km east of the city near Rawson at 1:32 with a depth of 3 km in response to Geoscience Australia.
Residents took to Twitter early Wednesday to verify their suspicions.
What’s up with the Melbourne earthquakes? My house was shaking,” one stated.
“I definitely felt something,” wrote another.
A third shared: “Far… different? Watch out friends from Melbourne.
This is the latest in a series of earthquakes to hit Victoria in recent weeks.
A 2.4 magnitude earthquake shook the Mornington Peninsula on June 3.
The earthquake occurred shortly after noon at a depth of 8 km.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake woke Melburnians on May 27, with people feeling the quake as far north as the Victoria-NSW border and as far north as Hobart.
Just 11 days earlier, a 2.3 magnitude earthquake struck Melbourne on May 16 at 11.15 near Ferntree Gully in about 4km depth.
More than 100 residents reported feeling the quake to Geoscience Australia.
In September 2021, an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook Victoria. It was one of the biggest to hit Australia in decades.
The shallow earthquake occurred near the town of Mansfield, 110 miles northeast of Melbourne, at a depth of about 6 miles.
The quake, which was felt as far away as Sydney and Tasmania, shook buildings and toppled walls as residents said it sounded like a “jet engine”.
It was followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 and 3.1 18 and 39 minutes later, each 10 km away from the unique quakes.
In popular shopping area Chapel Street in Melbourne, pieces of masonry fell from buildings and littered the roads.
Bricks and debris surrounded the Betty’s Burgers fast food restaurant, and huge metal plates hung from the restaurant’s awning.
Chapel Street Supervisor Chrissy Mauss said about 60 retailers in the general purchasing area were affected by the quake — mostly due to power outages or building damage.
The burger chain said in a press release that no one was present during the construction and all employees were protected.