20th Jul 2012 1:08pm | By Dan Thorne
Victoria was shaken by an earthquake earlier today at 7.11pm (EST) by what's believed to have been an aftershock.
"It's certainly not unusual to get aftershocks of this size after a magnitude 5.4 earthquake," seismologist Jonathan Bathgate told news.com.au about the quake that occured east-southeast of Melbourne.
An earthquake measured at 5.4 on the richter scale hit Gippsland in the state of Victoria a month ago.
"Well, I had just got home and sat down to check my e-mail, when I felt the building shake and the windows and the objects on my desk rattle," a woman affected by the quake told AAP.
The State Emergency Service (SES) has had no reports of damage or injuries following the earthquake.
This #melbearthquake only rating a 2.4 on the twitter scale.— Ben Friedlander (@BennyB11) July 20, 2012
My housemate and her friends in the lounge room felt the #melbearthquake, but I didn't in my bedroom.— Jason Taylor (@jasejtaylor) July 20, 2012
I think we just had a earthquake in Victoria just now because our house started to shake.Anyone else feel it???— Anthony Vella (@Vella85) July 20, 2012