THE Twitter-sphere went into overdrive following the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Melbourne earlier this evening (Australian time).
While it is still unclear whether there is any real damage as a result of the quake – that didn’t stop Twitter users making light of the unusual occurence:
Earthquake happens in melbourne, people make jokes. Whole of Australia could be sinking and Aussies would still make jokes.
Bloody Melbourne, always trying to one up Sydney
Melbourne: OH MY GOD WHAT WAS THAT?! New Zealand: You call THAT an earthquake? #melbquake
Everyone in Melbourne: “2012 IS STARTING”…. Do you realise that it started over 6 months ago actually…
Obviously way too many women reading 50 Shades of Grey inMelbourne tonight #earthquake
My dog went nuts but I didn’t notice the Melbourne earthquake. I blame the shooting on Bikie Wars.
@unilibrary: Some of our books just moved on the shelves for the first time in years#melbquake
Melbourne had an earthquake and apparently Sydney is next.. i predict an earthquake up in here! Had to make a Labrinth#Earthquake Joke!
Just rang Garrett – The Oils will headline Melbourne Earthquake Aid Concert. Pseudo Echo and Chad Morgan supporting #earthquake#auspol
Cricket Australia marketing team will probably now try to rename a Twenty20 side the Melbourne Earthquakes.
So who was mining under Melbourne? #melbquake
Righto move on Melbourne, it’s a tremor hardly worth an hour of “oh my god did you feel that?” or “wow that was a big quake” #getoverit
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