UPDATE: A MAN who lives at the epicentre of last night's earthquake says he heard a loud bang and a crack and thought he was in a landslide.
THE QUAKE COLLAPSED PART OF THE ROOF AT THIS SUPERMARKET IN MOE. HERALD SUN
"The house was shaking so much I thought it was a landslide," he said.Coalville resident Glenn Mason thought a truck had crashed through a wall retainer.
"I was waiting for the truck to come through our lounge room.
"I just heard this trembling then a bang and a crack.
The magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook homes, cracked windows and walls, and threw residents from their chairs.
Millions across the state felt the tremor, which had an epicentre 16km southwest of Moe at Coalville, in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria's east.
The quake struck at 8.53pm and lasted for 30 seconds, Geoscience Australia spokesman Chris Thompson said.
Mr Mason was shocked to find no damage to his home.
"When I woke up I thought gees how bad is all this going to be' but I was surprised everything was normal."