A large earthquake has hit Melbourne this morning.
Is it just yet another large coinkydink? As you can see the earthquake struck after 9.00 am.
Thankfully, the additional six tremors were significantly smaller with the second most powerful quake — a magnitude-4.1 event — taking place at 9.33am, about 17 minutes after the big one.
My attention was drawn by this.
The article below was datestamped 7.15 a.m and when I looked it that was how it read.
In keeping with the dishonest media they changed the headline to read as follows.
However, the date stamp remains the same – 7.15 am – jumping the gun by about 2 hours.
A large group of protesters surrounded the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, as tensions with police continue to simmer.
Is it any wonder we start to think that perhaps the earthquake MIGHT be manmade.
Are we to believe that it is all coincidental and the timestamps on articles are there just for show?
The quake hit around 9:15am local time on Wednesday and was recorded at a magnitude of 6 by Australia’s Geoscience agency, which noted there is currently no tsunami threat to the region.
Photos and videos have emerged on social media purporting to show the aftermath of the earthquake, which appeared to damage some buildings in Melbourne, whose streets were seen strewn with rubble.
A local news broadcast was interrupted by the quake, with shaking visible in the footage as staff cleared out of the studio and one of the presenters is heard noting “that was a big one.” Other videos showing residents caught off guard by the jolt also made the rounds.
While the extent of the damage from Wednesday’s quake remains unclear, it was reportedly among the largest to hit on land in Australia in decades, rivaling a 2016 seism in the Petermann mountain range, which fortunately occurred in a sparsely populated region, avoiding catastrophic damage that could have resulted had it struck elsewhere. The largest quake ever recorded in the country came in 1988 – a 6.6 magnitude jolt that also hit a largely unpopulated area, though it did inflict damage to a major gas line.
Meanwhile, here is some mainstream coverage showing the damage.
Australia is not a country that I associate with earthquakes but I have found a list of quakes in the country HERE
In the meantime members of the union that demonstrated yesterday are being called “far-right Nazis”
Meanwhile, another outrage on the streets of Melbourne.
While we are talking about construction workers, across the Ditch, in New Zealand there is this.
Is it a provocation?
I am sure that construction workers in New Zealand will be watching their brethren closely.
An Auckland construction firm says people who can’t provide proof they have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will not be allowed access to its sites.
But unions and industry safety groups are urging companies to be careful when it comes to policies that mandate vaccination.
In an email sent to subcontractors on Tuesday, Teak Construction site manager Richard Harrison said that in alert levels 2 and 3 people accessing its construction sites, including its head office, would only be allowed to do so if they had at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Teak Construction’s current projects include Westlake Girls’ High School events centre and the 88-apartment Beachcroft Residences opposite the Onehunga Bay Reserve.