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Small 3.7 Earthquake Shakes Canberra via Wee Jasper

By 20 April 2012 42

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Woken by a small quake this morning. GeoScience Australia seems to agree with this assessment.

Did many others feel this one?

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42 Responses to Small 3.7 Earthquake Shakes Canberra via Wee Jasper
#1
pptvb8:30 am, 20 Apr 12

It woke me up. There was a fair bit of shaking!

#2
gertel8:38 am, 20 Apr 12

Yep 5.10 by my clock – I didn’t feel vibration but the sound of things vibrating was quite loud.

#3
jessieduck8:39 am, 20 Apr 12

Yep, I definitely felt it. It was like a big truck driving past without the noise.

#4
Darkfalz8:47 am, 20 Apr 12

Didn’t feel it. Probably would have just thought it was a big truck going past.

#5
madamcholet8:55 am, 20 Apr 12

I feel dudded as I didn’t hear or feel a thing. I was woken up at 5.50 by a son with the heebie jeebies wanting to go for a wee though.

#6
Jivrashia9:03 am, 20 Apr 12

Yes, in Lyneham.

More heard than felt. At first it was not so dissimlar to a 16 wheeler travelling in the distance, but then the sound got slightly louder such that I imagined a jet engine plane flying past.

#7
Special G9:04 am, 20 Apr 12

No quake people. Just people getting frisky to get some workers compensation.

#8
eily9:05 am, 20 Apr 12

Woken up by both my bedroom windows rattling like mad. Couldn’t feel anything myself though.

#9
Gungahlin Al9:09 am, 20 Apr 12

Also feeling dudded. That’s two earthquakes in Canberra I’ve managed to sleep through…Wife on the other hand is crowing (with nonchalance) that she was awake and felt the whole thing.

On the up side, I can now crow that apart from being really energy-efficient and comfortable, my house is also earthquake resistant! :)

#10
johnboy9:11 am, 20 Apr 12

unless it’s just exhausted its resilience.

#11
Watson9:17 am, 20 Apr 12

I’ve slept through 4 earthquakes in my life so far. I’d rather be a sound sleeper than worry about missing out on the experience apparently. (I am miffed about missing out!)

#12
ForReal9:18 am, 20 Apr 12

Wow, 5:10am..that’s odd!

Didn’t sound like a possum on the roof, more like someone running along the deck.

How’s the cat? Nope, hasn’t moved. But he always flinches with strange noises.

Shit, I’m starting to ‘hear’ things in my sleep – have I done that before? surely not – hasn’t there’s always been a reason.

Oh I know, maybe it was an earthquake, wouldn’t that be cool if it was! Nah, that’s not it, we *never* get earthquakes.

Wish I wasn’t tossing and turning; is old age is catching me up – wonder if my Pop heard things in his sleep. And what’s with this silly cat?

“Good morning and welcome to Breakfast, Fran Kelly with you. On today’s program….north Canberra residents were awoken by a tremor in the early hours this morning….”

Phew – time for a new cat!

#13
Rawhide Kid Part39:25 am, 20 Apr 12

Who says Canberra doesn’t “Shake, Rattle and Roll”.

#14
trevar9:26 am, 20 Apr 12

Nice to know Poseidon hasn’t forgotten us in his recent binge…

#15
dtc9:40 am, 20 Apr 12

Seriously, if a tiny earthquake wakes you up, you need a better mattress.

#16
ThatUniStudent9:44 am, 20 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

Yes, in Lyneham.

More heard than felt. At first it was not so dissimlar to a 16 wheeler travelling in the distance, but then the sound got slightly louder such that I imagined a jet engine plane flying past.

I also heard and felt this, and thought it was either a small earthquake, or a large truck, of the 22 wheeler variety. I’ve not seen many 16 wheeler trucks, but we do get plenty of 18 and 22 wheelers.

#17
VYBerlinaV8_is_back9:47 am, 20 Apr 12

I heard it, as I was lying in bed awake. Very low frequency rumbling, followed by some squeaks and pops in the structure of the house. Didn’t feel much in the way of actual vibration, though.

#18
knuckles9:55 am, 20 Apr 12

Well this just goes to show how useless and incompetent the Government and the ESA really are. I didn’t get a Tsunami warning at all. What if waves from Lake Ginninderra got out of control.

#19
timothyfoong10:23 am, 20 Apr 12

Yep. My bed was shaking and the dogs were barking. Think it lasted about 5 seconds.I stay in Dunlop.

#20
Merle10:23 am, 20 Apr 12

I was awake and up at 5:10, and didn’t hear or feel a thing.

#21
Skyring10:55 am, 20 Apr 12

Jivrashia said :

Yes, in Lyneham. More heard than felt. At first it was not so dissimlar to a 16 wheeler travelling in the distance, but then the sound got slightly louder such that I imagined a jet engine plane flying past.

Felt to me like a big truck – the sort that moves small houses or power stations in the dark hours – moving away from the lights on nearby Limestone Avenue – but it stopped and started up again more intense to the point I thought it might be some super jumbo leaving Fairbairn on full afterburner. My cup of tea developed to slight tsunami. The cat got up – she spends a lot of time quietly meditating – and was looking out the window. I couldn’t see anything either.

Well, that’s it. I’ve lost my earthquake virginity. Honestly, I’ve had bowel movements that were more impressive and brought out a stronger community reaction from the neighbour in the next cubicle.

#22
Apoc11:06 am, 20 Apr 12

was standing in the kitchen at the time, thought it was subwoofers at first.. then thunder.. but it went too long to be thunder, earthquake! stuff rattled and then it stopped.. guessed it was a 3 point something, pretty cool! bring on the aftershocks! oh wait.. the aftershock was everyone on facebook going on about it like nothing interesting happens in Canberra……

#23
johnboy11:07 am, 20 Apr 12

We get very few shared experiences in modern life, so it’s always going to spark a lot of discussion.

#24
Watson11:14 am, 20 Apr 12

And I did have to laugh with this line from the news report: “ACT Policing says it has been inundated by calls from people startled by shaking windows.”

WTF would you call the police for if your windows are shaking for 5 seconds?

#25
madamcholet11:16 am, 20 Apr 12

Apoc said :

was standing in the kitchen at the time, thought it was subwoofers at first.. then thunder.. but it went too long to be thunder, earthquake! stuff rattled and then it stopped.. guessed it was a 3 point something, pretty cool! bring on the aftershocks! oh wait.. the aftershock was everyone on facebook going on about it like nothing interesting happens in Canberra……

Let Guy Pearce know.

#26
Brindabella11:46 am, 20 Apr 12

Has anyone checked on the Teepee guy on the lake? Is he OK?

#27
Bramina11:55 am, 20 Apr 12

At least the public art survived.

#28
Bluenomi12:16 pm, 20 Apr 12

dtc said :

Seriously, if a tiny earthquake wakes you up, you need a better mattress.

It was the noise that woke me, my mattress is fine, it didn’t move but the windows had a bit of a rattle.

#29
emd1:18 pm, 20 Apr 12

It woke me up (Woden area). Thankfully, the kids slept through it. If my kids fully wake up at 5am, they often don’t want to go back to sleep.

#30
HenryBG1:40 pm, 20 Apr 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

I heard it, as I was lying in bed awake. Very low frequency rumbling, followed by some squeaks and pops in the structure of the house. Didn’t feel much in the way of actual vibration, though.

The “sound” was so low frequency I couldn’t decide whether I was hearing it or feeling it.
It woke me up though, that’s for sure.

What kind of morons called the police? In some ways I’m looking forward to the upcoming oil-shock civilisation collapse because those morons will be the first to die off due to complete and utter personal ineptitude.

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