Earthquake hits Melbourne

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An earthquake has hit the Australian state of Victoria.

At around 9.15am on Wednesday a magnitude-5.8 earthquake was detected in the Alpine National Park. This is located near the small town of Mansfield.

Geoscience Australia said the quake originated at a depth of 10 kilometres.

It was originally reported as a magnitude-6 quake, but was downgraded shortly after.

The quake was felt heavily 190km away in Melbourne, where a number of city builds were damaged.

Victoria State Emergency Service has confirmed there is no tsunami threat following the quake.

A second magnitude-4 earthquake was recorded in the vicinity of the first about 15 minutes later at a depth of 12km.

Landslides have also been recorded in the state’s north-east alpine region.

So far, there have been no reports of serious injuries or fatalities as a result of the quake.

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noahs
noahs
24 days ago

damn that would be scary

#Ellyce
#Ellyce
24 days ago

wow thats intense

jezabel
jezabel
24 days ago

wow really

Team Epic 😎✌
Team Epic 😎✌
24 days ago

Oh wow! That is disastrous!!!

hns
hns
23 days ago

Wow! I hope they recover, soon.

Shanny!
Shanny!
23 days ago

Wow

Stephanie
Stephanie
22 days ago

Oh my god! This is so serious

xpanda
xpanda
21 days ago

was anyone hurt

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