Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits Victoria, east of Melbourne

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A magnitude 4.3 earthquake has been recorded in Victoria, east of Melbourne.

The United States Geological Service recorded the quake overnight and pinpointed it’s location as close to Leongatha in the Gippsland region.

The earthquake struck at 12.49am 135km southeast of Melbourne and 1km south east of Leongatha near the community of Meeniyan.

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake is far from the heaviest kind, but it can be felt and could cause some property damage.

Geoscience Australia has stated the earthquake was at a depth of 8km. It has had 4600 reports of people feeling the tremor from as far north as Sunbury, on Melbourne’s northern fringe, and as far east as Wilson’s Promontory.

As of 2am, the Victorian State Emergency Service said there had been no reported injuries from the quake.

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