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Post-quake aftershocks

Post-quake aftershocks

Warning of aftershocks after North Gippsland quake

At least eight aftershocks have been reported following yesterday's large earthquake, the epicentre of which is now known to be north of Rawson, rather than near Mansfield as first thought.

The 5.9 magnitude tremor struck just after 9.15am rattling buildings across Gippsland and the state.

The SES said they received around 100 calls for help, some of them from around Gippsland. They say no one was injured.

For earthquake related emergency assistance from the SES call 132 500.

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More aftershocks are expected in the weeks and possibly months ahead but are expected to be much smaller than the original quake.

A geological Advice message continues for Rawson, Mount Buller, Woods Point and surrounding areas.

Nine workers were safely evacuated from a gold mine at Wood's Point near the epicentre. White Rock Minerals CEO Matthew Gill said they were underground at the time.

Gippslanders who have discovered property damage are being urged to check the fine print of their insurance cover. While most policies cover earthquakes, many have varying wording for the time frame in which a claim can be made.

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