Residents across Melbourne have reported feeling shaken after a tremor was recorded in the area.
Hundreds of people across the city reported feeling the tremor. However, many of them were not sure if it was an earthquake.
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake was felt this morning around 9.16 am, in Melbourne Australia, with the epicenter being located about 75 miles (120 km) east-northeast of the city, according to the USGS. People from Geelong to Gippsland have reported violent shaking.
“Did anyone just feel an earthquake in Melbourne? The most liveable city is really shitting on its legacy the last few days,” Australian comedian Andy Lee posted on Twitter.
ABC political reporter Bridget Rollason tweeted, “That earthquake really sums up this week in Melbourne.”
“Is there an earthquake in Melbourne? On a Zoom call and everyone’s room was shaking in different houses,” tweeted author Kirstin Ferguson.
According to experts, tremors were not uncommon in the area.
“On average, we tend to get an earthquake of around about Magnitude 2 every year in the region, going back 20 years,” he had told ABC last year when a tremor was felt on 29 Jul 2020.
According to early reports a building on Melbourne’s Chapel Street has suffered some damage.
10 News has reported that Prime Minister Scott Morrison, currently in USA, says it’s ‘very good news’ that there are no reports of serious injuries following the earthquake in Melbourne.
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