Seddon, Australia, rocked by earthquake

By Toby Manhire In The Internaut

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A month ago, the Las Vegas Guardian Express announced that Nelson Mandela had died, and the “inclusive” news site’s war on intelligence continues with a report of a severe earthquake centred in Seddon.

Seddon, Australia.

The online story, which appears to have been composed by a labrador with access to Wikipedia (and obviously has this story all confused), announces:

A severe earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has erupted in an area 20 kilometers east of Seddon.  Seddon is a suburb 7 km west of Melbourne, Australia, with a population of about 4,851 people. It is located in the state of Victoria on the southeast tip of Australia. 

How severe was this earthquake?

The shock effects of the quake have been felt as far away as Napier, in Western Australia, 3,302 kilometers (2,066 miles) from Melbourne.  This suggests that the path of the quake is along the southern part of Australia. 

Pretty severe, then.

via @RFStew, @LewStoddart

Update: The LVGE‘s services to bad taste and idiocy continue in this piece (no need to click on it), in which one of their other labradors correctly notes it’s an earthquake in Wellington, New Zealand, and illustrates it, without a caption, with a photograph of the collapsed Christchurch CTV building. (via @Phil_Wheeler)

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