Seemingly a 6.0 earthquake NE of Melbourne
Interesting........I did wonder if that building was somehow compromisedEvidently a 6. Centred near Mansfield. Second tremor was 4.
It was also the loudest that I have ever heard by far in Melbourne. Normally I just feel them. This one you very much heard as well.
From a Melbourne perspective it was the largest and longest tremor that I have felt
Isolated damage. But pretty much no damage in most locations.
ie Off Chapel St South Yarra
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In that pic, the roof and supporting structure is new, and the new structure may not have been tied properly to the masonry wall at the top, allowing it to flex more in the tremor. Masonry walls are typically weak and need to be tied.
So it is not only civil society that is imploding in Melbourne then .....
Interesting........I did wonder if that building was somehow compromised
Masonry facades in earthquakes that fall often do so if not tied back to the structure properly. I
Back in the newcastle earthquake, nearly all obvious failures involved early 20th century buildings – particularly parapets.
I worked on the odd parapet or 2, and ones that were supported back to the roof structure were fine, though cracked – ones that just sat by virtue of weight and lime mortar and aligned away from the epi centre fell onto the street below.
just relevant to that bit of damage I've seen so far – as opposed to the major structural failures that happened in newcastle.
I'd also bet pounds to peanuts that the geology of that local area is also sandy – thats where most damage of that nature happened in newcsatsle