Earthquake shakes Bendigo region

AN earthquake with a magnitude of 2.7 shook Bendigo and its surrounds last night.

Geoscience Australia said the epicentre was recorded in Lockwood South, 15-20km south of Bendigo  at  9.38pm last night.

Several people have reported feeling the earthquake.

"We are in Maldon and it shook the house quite vigorously for a few seconds," Heather Keig said.

It is the second earthquake to be felt in Victoria in the past four months.

The previous earthquake took place in June.

It had a 5.5 magnitude and an epicentre in Moe and rocked floors and rattled windows in Melbourne as well as Epsom, White Hills, Echuca, Junortoun and Ballarat.