Melbourne earthquake: images of tremors and damage

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck south-eastern Australia on Wednesday, shaking buildings in Melbourne and running out of panicked residents in an area unaccustomed to earthquakes.

The earthquake, which struck only ten kilometers deep, surprised residents of Australia’s second largest city at 9 a.m. and was felt for hundreds of miles around.

Most of Melbourne’s residents, confined for eight weeks, were at home by the time the earth shook. Scenes of panicked residents leaving homes have invaded social networks.


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