Earth tremor rattles the ‘maine

Seismograph for earthquake detection or lie detector is drawing chart. 3D rendered illustration.

Eve Lamb

News of yet another statewide lockdown was not the only thing rocking residents’ worlds yesterday morning.
Castlemaine was shaken late yesterday morning when a significant earth tremor struck the area and was recorded state-wide.
The tremor of a magnitude of about three on the Richter scale struck at 10.46am and could be clearly felt for several seconds in the Castlemaine Mail’s CBD office on Hargraves Street.
Staff on site in the CBD location reported cups on the shelf rattling, and initially believed the shuddering, that could clearly be felt for about four seconds, was a vehicle slamming into a verandah post in the street.
But soon afterwards reports emerged from Geoscience Australia confirming it was a tremor of more than magnitude 2.9.
Sandon-based seismologist with the University of Melbourne, Gary Gibson, told the Mail he had received calls from throughout the area. Read more in the Mail of 28.5.21