Tonight we were shaken by an earth quake. This is a most uncommon occurrence here. It was not too destructive as far as I know and was centred away from where I live. According to the reports is was about 5km beneath the surface and it was felt for hundreds of miles around. We do experience a little tremor every few years but this was much more substantial.
I hope everyone is safe and there is not too much damage. It is always very quiet here in the evenings but tonight it seems rather eerie. No dogs barking, no possums running across the roof: just silence.