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Earthquake strikes Melbourne sparking confusion

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Earthquake strikes Melbourne sparking confusion: ‘Loud, explosion-like sound’

Melbourne was shaken by a small earthquake on Tuesday morning – with authorities picking up a 2.3 magnitude quake in the city’s eastern suburbs. 

Several residents questioned whether they were imagining the ground beneath them rumbling. 

‘Anyone else in Melbourne feel the earthquake a short time ago?’ one resident asked on Twitter. 

‘WAS THAT AN EARTHQUAKE?’ asked another. 

‘It was so quick it could’ve been thunder but I swear the roof shook’. 

Earthquake monitoring organisation, the Seismology Research Centre, said the quake was detected near Ferntree Gully, not far from the Dandenong Ranges National Park. 

A resident in Montrose, east of the city, reported feeling ‘rumbling, rattling and a loud explosion-like sound.’

A Belgrave local said ‘it was so small I thought it was just a truck being unloaded.’  

The Bureau of Meteorology said there is no tsunami threat to Australia. 

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