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Rare earthquake triggers panic in Melbourne

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Damned earthquakes.

Even after many years here in japan, I will never get used to them.

They always scare the sh..t out of me.

Thanks God that nobody was serious injured during this quake in Australia.

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there is no one to repair ruins,

Ruins? The facades of a couple of old buildings crumbled.

Please keep it in perspective.

18 ( +25 / -7 )

That's not an earthquake...

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

5.8 is nothing here, but for infrastructure not designed for quakes, it's a different story. Hope they rebuild better.

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Matej 10.28am

Emergency repairs are not off limits - keep your information factual.

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just wondering where Australia is heading right now...

Heading towards the future like everyone else.

Quake woke me up. I survived, my underwear didnt. It lasted about 40 seconds but felt longer.

Lets hope it is not the precurser of a worse one somewhere in the ring of fire quake zone.

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prionking

That's not an earthquake...

THIS is an earthquake...

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

Surely that now means Melbourne is no longer the most livable city in the world

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

There was a big earthquake in Newcastle NSW, back in 1989 which killed 13 people

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prionkingToday  12:01 pm JST

two of us 'got' it anyway.... (⌒▽⌒)

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ZaphodToday  01:48 pm JST

prionking

That's not an earthquake...

THIS is an earthquake...

folk seemed to not 'get' the reference.... (⌒▽⌒)

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Surely that now means Melbourne is no longer the most livable city in the world

haha, it's a horrible city to live in even before the earthquakes. Those livable city rankings are a joke

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Protests will not be tolerated. Sounds like Melbourne needs to defund their police.

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haha, it's a horrible city to live in even before the earthquakes. 

You come across as very anti-Australian in your posts.

Are you an angry Kiwi?

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Are you an angry Kiwi?

Angry Australian.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Are you an angry Kiwi?

Angry Australian.

You seem to say only negative things about the place.

One of my favourite places in the world.

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some might say this is who is to blame

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10015239/Its-Dan-Andrews-Fault-Hilarious-reactions-Melbournes-earthquake.html

Melbourne already the worlds most lock downed city and absolutely NO end in sight. It will not be opening up till at least next year according to its road plan out of lockdown

Today police activity to rival China and North Korea

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

What about the Coronavirus? Won't that stop folks being able to get out and rebuild the damage?

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Today police activity to rival China and North Korea

Not on this planet. The Australian police are doing their job and keeping law abiding citizens safe from the few idiot rioters. Making Melbournian's proud.

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Back on topic please.

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Surprised to see this much damage from such a moderate quake. It is especially surprising considering Melbourne's distance from the epicenter. I thought Australia undertook earthquake strengthening/retrofitting after the Newcastle quake. In Japan or California a quake of this magnitude would probably cause very little damage, maybe none depending on where the quake occurred.

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@BigYen, I see.

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