There’s just been an earthquake in Melbourne. Twitter has exploded; Google News is yet silent. Nothing on USGS yet; and the Aussie Seismology Research Centre is inaccessible. (Broken, or quake-dotted?)
I hope our Melburnian Hoydens are all ok.
I blame Bernard Salt, who wrote several weeks ago:
We have never thought of ourselves as being awkwardly placed with regard to the fury of mother nature.
Safely tucked away at the head of Port Phillip Bay, we seem to be immune from the effects of cyclone, earthquake and tsunami.
But it would be wrong to think of Melbourne as being rarely exposed to natural disaster.
Next up: rain of frogs. Hold your first-borns tight.