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I feel the earth… move….. under my feet

By toriness - 13 December 2008 15

Well I didn’t – but did you?

Earthquake registered out at Hall this afternoon!

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15 Responses to
I feel the earth… move….. under my feet
ant 10:16 am 17 Dec 08

There’s an active fault-thingy at Bowning that goes off on a regular basis.

welkin31 8:55 am 17 Dec 08

Note the article in yesterdays Canberra Times:
Did the earth move for you? No, but that was a real blast
BY SARAH PARKES
16/12/2008 1:00:00 AM
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/did-the-earth-move-for-you-no-but-that-was-a-real-blast/1387155.aspx
Geoscience Australia now say it was most likely an explosion.
They may be right but the land from Hall to Murrumbateman is not exactly unpopulated, somebody must have been close to the source “explosion”. I am amazed that such an event is still a mystery several days later.

farnarkler 9:19 am 16 Dec 08

It’s a freaky feeling. I was sitting on a couch years ago when an earthquake hit and the whole house sort of wobbled.

Gungahlin Al 2:11 pm 15 Dec 08

I was in the Earthquake house with the kids at Questacon. It was really bad, kitchen doors flew open, the walls cracked and opened up and the floor shook violently.

Crikey, the same thing happened to me when I was in the Questacon earthquake house. Spooky. Maybe it’s on a fault line?

fox 12:35 pm 15 Dec 08

The doors and windows at the back of my house in Lyneham shook for a few seconds – although the noise I heard sounded like someone had thrown a couple of basketballs directly at them. I actually got up and had a look outside in case it was a shower of golfballs from Yowani.

Whatsup 9:36 am 15 Dec 08

Right about the time of the Hall shudder I was in the Earthquake house with the kids at Questacon. It was really bad, kitchen doors flew open, the walls cracked and opened up and the floor shook violently. I had to chuckle when I saw the news, timing huh !

welkin31 9:32 am 15 Dec 08

Re #6 [Apparently it was from a loud explosion at the quarry at Hall.]
Could you please tell, where is this quarry at Hall ?
I have not heard any blasting over the months.

Lenient 2:36 pm 14 Dec 08

Not I. However, S.O. Lenient commented otherwise. Also Person-In-(common or otherwise)Law’s clock fell off the wall.

Rabble 1:13 pm 14 Dec 08

The earth moved in Evatt. Actually, I thought it was a minor earthquake centred between Yass ans Murrumbateman. Think I read that in CT.

nyssa76 1:07 pm 14 Dec 08

Apparently it was from a loud explosion at the quarry at Hall.

CoffinRX2 12:44 pm 14 Dec 08

Felt it in Kaleen, … house shook a little

sepi 11:47 am 14 Dec 08

Didn’t notice anything in Hackett – we probably just thought it was a plane going over.

Instant Mash 11:44 am 14 Dec 08

Yeah, I felt that over in Charnwood.

I checked the house because I thought a bookshelf or something had fallen over!

I-filed 9:54 am 14 Dec 08

Yes, loud noise inner north, wondered what it was. Didn’t feel house shake .

welkin31 8:20 am 14 Dec 08

It was Friday 12th, not the 13th.
Very loud bang in Harcourt Hill, the house shook for a coupla seconds, we thought sound came from direction of new construction at Casey but they were stopped for rain I think. Sounded like a vehicle hitting a wall or maybe a large steel plate thrown down from a truck. Surprising that the earth moving can make such a sound.

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