A small earthquake has struck Victoria, with the epicentre located 50km northwest of Melbourne.
A magnitude 2.8 quake was recorded near Bacchus Marsh at 2.48am on Friday, according to Geoscience Australia.
Many residents took to social media following the quake, with some saying it awoke them from their sleep.
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“I felt and heard it,” one resident said.
“Thought my partner was shaking his legs like always. Woke up as it stopped so I just went back to sleep,” another wrote.
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One Ballarat resident, which is located 45 minutes west of Bacchus Marsh, said she also felt the earthquake.
“I woke up but thought there was a noise outside,” she said.
Fifteen felt reports have been submitted to Geoscience so far.
No injuries or damage to infrastructure has been recorded.
The epicentre of the earthquake was located 50km northwest of Melbourne. Credit: VIC SES
Victoria has been hit with a string of minor earthquakes over the past several months.
In early July a magnitude 2.6 quake occurred near Pakenham, while several days before that, on June 30, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit Victoria’s east, with thousands of people reporting they had felt the event.
The earthquake had an epicentre near Rawson, a town about 170km east of Melbourne, and a depth of 7km.
Two weeks earlier, Victoria experienced a smaller 2.8 magnitude earthquake in the southeast and a week before that, the Mornington Peninsula recorded a magnitude 2.3 quake.
A few days before that, Melbourne was rocked by 3.8 magnitude earthquake.
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