A Beechworth resident says he feared for his life when he woke to what he thought was his house being bulldozed, during yesterday morning's 5.9-magnitude earthquake.
Mayday Escape Rooms owner Tim Jarred said he was asleep when his house started wobbling.
"We actually live on site so we were in bed at the time and we thought our building was being bulldozed," he said.
"All the verandas and roof started shaking in our 150 year old building and we thought that things were going to end right there actually.
"We thought it was a once in a lifetime experience."
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Mr Jarred said it was lucky nothing was damaged.
"To us it sounded like someone had a bulldozer by the door and were about to bulldoze the building down," he said.
"There was lots of creaking and groaning and things sounded like they were cracking, but we were lucky nothing actually did crack."
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Mr Jarred said his house was without power for up to two hours.
The Beechworth hospital was momentarily without power.
The initial earthquake was followed by three aftershocks: magnitude 5.5 at 9.40am, 4.0 at 9.55am and 3.1 at 10.15am.
Mr Jarred said he thought he felt the first aftershock.
"The windows were rattling for about 10 or 15 seconds," he said.
"But it wasn't enough for the cameras to pick it up or anything, but we were just sitting on the bed listening to the windows rattling.
"The second one we couldn't feel anything, but the windows were definitely rattling like the first one."
Seismologists have predicted aftershocks from Wednesday morning's earthquake could occur for several weeks.
Almost 50 damage reports have been received, most of which are minor, including to buildings in the Mansfield township due to its proximity to the epicentre of the quake.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District reported no damage to services and Albury Wodonga Health reported no damage to Albury and Wodonga hospitals.
Both authorities said no patients were evacuated, but some services were paused while the situation was assessed.
MLHD and AWH will inspect all sites.
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