As if setting a national record for the most COVID infections identified in a 24-hour period in a single state was not bad enough, Victoria keeps getting shaken by seismic shockwaves
The latest quake came in at a sizeable 4.8 on the Richter Scale and was recorded as having occurred at a depth of 2km, with its epicentre near the rural hamlet of Murrayville, close to the South Australian border.
Victoria’s State Emergency Service received more than 100 reports after the temblor woke Murrayville residents shortly before 4am on Saturday morning
It came just two weeks after the state experienced its largest-ever earthquake in history, on September 22.
The magnitude 5.8 earthquake at Mansfield damaged buildings and was felt across Melbourne and as far away as Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide.
A second quake registered at magnitude 4 on the Richter scale followed, also at Mansfield, about 15 minutes later.