The Chronicle



AFTERSHOCK­S are continuing to rumble beneath a town 170km east of Melbourne two weeks after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled Victoria.

One 2.9 magnitude tremor was recorded at Rawson in the eastern Victorian shire of Baw Baw at 11.11pm on Monday, followed by another 3.0 magnitude aftershock at 7.17am on Tuesday and then a third 3.0 tremor at 9.17am.

The Geoscience Australia site had 11 felt reports in response to the second aftershock and three reports to the third, which occurred at 8km and 10km below the ground.

Victorians were warned about the likelihood of aftershock­s after the state’s biggest earthquake in recorded history on September 22.

Workers were huddled in groups on the streets of Melbourne’s CBD as office buildings were evacuated.

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