THE region around Pyramid Hill experienced two earthquakes last night, with tremors felt by some residents as far away as Cohuna and Barham.

Residents throughout the region felt their windows shake during the two earthquakes near Pyramid Hill last night.

Residents throughout the region felt their windows shake during the two earthquakes near Pyramid Hill last night.

THE region around Pyramid Hill experienced two earthquakes last night, with tremors felt by some residents as far away as Cohuna and Barham.

The first and more powerful of the two occurred at 11.48 pm, approximately 15 kilometres north-east of the town and east of Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Road, and had a magnitude of 3.3.

The depth of the tremor was 10 kilometres.

The second occurred at 4.01 am, approximately nine kms north-east of Pyramid Hill and adjacent to the Pyramid-Echuca and Leitchville-Pyramid Road intersection.

This one had a magnitude of 2.3 and also had a depth of 10 kms.

Both earthquakes are classified as minor, according to Geoscience Australia.

This is the second time since May the region has felt the earth tremble, with two earthquakes occurring on May 15th with magnitudes of 1.7 and 2. 

The area is reasonably active up to a 50 km radius, according to Geoscience Australia seismologist Eddie Leask, who described the region as being a "weaker" point in the earth's crust.

"We have had events there and we will continue to have events there. It's not an area that's super active in terms of Australia but it is an area that's got some interesting activity locally," he said.

Residents across the region took to social media to express their surprise at the disruption, describing windows and even the whole house shaking.

The area has experienced approximately 166 earthquakes since 1974, which is when records from the area date back to.

For further information visit Geoscience Australia at http://www.ga.gov.au

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