A Victorian holiday town has been rocked by its second earthquake in two days.
On Monday, just after 1pm, the magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck in Apollo Bay. More than 40 people reported to Geoscience Australia that they felt its effects.
Monday’s earthquake could have been another aftershock from a larger quake felt in the same area on Sunday.
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That magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred at Colac at 2.11am on October 22 and was followed by a magnitude 3.5 aftershock at Apollo Bay at 5.44am.
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According to the government agency’s felt map, Sunday’s quake was felt by residents far and wide.
Reports were submitted from those in Melbourne, up near the NSW-Victoria border and even in Tasmania.
In Apollo Bay, residents on social media said they had never felt anything like it before.
“My whole house shook,” one woman said.
“I thought a tree fell (on) the roof,” another resident said.
Another wrote: “Everything in my house fell over, that was a big one.”
VIC SES received several calls for assistance, however only minor damage was reported.