I had the washing machine going, so at 9:15am when I suddenly felt the house shaking, I thought it was the spin cycle going a bit crazy.
No damage done to my 90ish year old house, but some other old buildings have had damage. Thankfully there have been no reports of injuries.
And it’s led to some messages from transport operators that were not citing the usual reasons for disruptions. Apart from the Chapel Street tram, two V/Line routes were also affected.
Just when you think you’ve got a handle on things… pandemic, lockdown, city protests… another curveball comes at you.
It’s probably a good reminder to check for anything in your home or workplace that could be vulnerable to aftershocks. If you’ve been meaning to secure that tall piece of furniture to the wall, now might be a good time to do it.
And hope there won’t be another one anytime soon.
- Lead image: map from GeoScience Australia