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ON THIS DAY…… 21st November 1982

The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria

The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria shook the state on this day in 1982. Registering 5.5 on the Richter Scale, and centred on Mt Hotham in Victoria, the tremor struck at 10.36pm, and was felt as far away as Wagga, NSW in the North and Melbourne in the south. The tremor was felt most severely along the Ovens Valley, Wangaratta and Shepparton. It was enough for one Wangaratta residence watching TV at the time to report being noticeably moved – the couch had shifted on its castors.

On this day …….. 11th of January 1983

On this day in 1983, the weather in North East Victoria turned to winter. On Mt Hotham, the high winds blowing turned icy and snow began to fall and by lunch time it was heavy enough for the snow plough to be brought into clear the roads.

 

 

ON THIS DAY…… 21st November 1982

The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria

The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria shook the state on this day in 1982. Registering 5.5 on the Richter Scale, and centred on Mt Hotham in Victoria, the tremor struck at 10.36pm, and was felt as far away as Wagga, NSW in the North and Melbourne in the south. The tremor was felt most severely along the Ovens Valley, Wangaratta and Shepparton. It was enough for one Wangaratta residence watching TV at the time to report being noticeably moved – the couch had shifted on its castors.

On this day …….. 11th of January 1983

On this day in 1983, the weather in North East Victoria turned to winter. On Mt Hotham, the high winds blowing turned icy and snow began to fall and by lunch time it was heavy enough for the snow plough to be brought into clear the roads.