Minor quake rocks Moe

THE Latrobe Valley was again shaken by an earthquake on Sunday night, although significantly fewer people reported feeling the tremor compared to last month’s incident.

According to Geoscience Australia’s website, the 2.9 magnitude quake was reported near Moe on Sunday night at 8.27pm.

A State Emergency Service spokesperson said the SES did not receive any requests for assistance.

“Estimated damage and felt radius cannot be calculated for this earthquake because the magnitude (was) less than 3.0,” the SES said on its Facebook page.

Fuel fire in Hazelwood

A FIRE originating in the Hazelwood Power Station on Sunday afternoon caused minor damage to some cables.

According to reports, one of eight generators was turned off to isolate the fuel fire.

A Country Fire Authority spokesperson said nine CFA appliances from Traralgon, Moe, Morwell, Hazelwood, Churchill and Boolarra were called to the scene about 2.50pm and remained on site until early evening.