Big im­pact from lit­tle rum­ble

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

IT MAY have only been lit­tle, but it put Rochester on the map. The earth­quake map that is. Those awake at 11.32pm on Wed­nes­day night may have felt a slight tremor when a 2.7 mag­ni­tude quake shook just west of Rochester.

Only last­ing a few sec­onds the quake was mea­sured about 15km be­low the town by Geo­science Aus­tralia.

Res­i­dents who live to­wards Lock­ing­ton seemed to shake the most quickly tak­ing to Face­book to con­firm they weren’t the only ones who had felt it.

Post­ing on the Lock­ing­ton com­mu­nity group Face­book page, Tony McMa­hon queried other mem­bers whether it was real.

‘‘Did any­one feel a shud­der? The house just shook,’’ he wrote.

A few res­i­dents agreed with him, while oth­ers were dis­ap­pointed they had missed it due to be­ing asleep.

No calls were made to the lo­cal SES.

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