A tremor, a landslide and hundreds of trees down: Wild night for SES across Victoria
It’s been a busy night for SES crews across Victoria, with more than 500 calls for help registered, along with a tremor in north-west Victoria and a landslide on the Great Ocean Road.
State Duty Officer at the SES, Andrew Fagan told Neil Mitchell there was actually two small earthquakes felt overnight.
“About 11.30pm last night a 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit Pyramid Hill, north of Bendigo, west of Echuca and there was actually a smaller one this morning (at 4am) about a 2.2,” Mr Fagan said.
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He said Emerald and the Dandenongs were the worst hit areas, with 51 calls for assistance.
“The SES did received 370 calls for trees down alone,” he said.
“And 547 calls across the state yesterday.”
The high winds also caused the arm of crane in Richmond in blow backwards, in danger of toppling over, prompting the evacuation of about 300 residents.
There is another severe weather warning in place for later today but it is more focused on elevated and coastal areas.
@3AW693 My son is at Epworth Richmond for day procedure. Main car park can’t be accessed. Greedy council officers scouting surrounding streets already marking tyres.
— James Kelly (@_JKelly85) July 23, 2018