Scientists study Gippsland earthquake hotspot


Scientists in Victoria are attempting to learn more about the increase in the number of earthquakes in the Gippsland region.

Seismologists are describing the region as an earthquake hotspot.

There were only 50 earthquakes recorded up until 2009, but since then there have been 700.

The activity has been particularly high in the Strzelecki Ranges which lie between the Latrobe Valley and the Gippsland coastline.

Locals have been intrigued by the tremors for years.

Gary Gibson from the University of Melbourne says the motion in Gippsland is high. has the full article

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