Tremors from a magnitude 5.8 earthquake which struck north-east Victoria were felt in parts of the Central West this morning.
Cargo resident Kathy Wicks said she was sitting at her table with a bottle of water when she noticed the water began sloshing up the sides of the container and she thought she was about to faint.
"It was about 20 past 9 and I reckon it lasted about 15 seconds. It was quite a long time."
Mrs Wicks' husband Russell Wicks who was also home at the time, similarly felt the tremors but as he was in a different part of the house with carpeting, the tremors felt "softer" to him.
"The whole house bloody shook," she laughed.
"It was amazing, [I was] just sitting here working, and I didn't know what it was, initially. But, yeah, the whole house shook, and the windows sort of moved in and out... You could definitely feel that there was something going on, for sure."
However, her pets didn't seem to notice anything amiss because they slept through it.
The earthquake's epicentre was at Gaffneys Creek, near Mansfield, about 190 kilometres' drive north-east of Melbourne at the foothills of Victoria's high country.
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