The epicenter of the Earthquake is in the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria. 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake near Melbourne is a worry for Australia. The good thing is no casualties were recorded.
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake near Melbourne on Wednesday 22nd Sep 2021, Geoscience Australia said. It is one of Australia’s biggest earthquakes on record. Causing damage to houses in the country’s second-largest city and giving tremors throughout nearby states.
The epicenter of Earthquake:
The Earthquake’s epicenter near the town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne. Its depth is 10 km (six miles).
Many Pictures and video footage distributing on social media noted rubble blocking one of Melbourne’s main streets. At the same time, people in northern parts evacuated from buildings.
The Earthquake was so powerful that its effect felt as far away as the city of Adelaide, 800 km (500 miles) to the west in the state of South Australia. Many felt Earthquake in Sydney, 900 km (600 miles) to the north in New South Wales. No reports of damage outside Melbourne and no reports of injuries.
“No news of serious damages, or worse, and that is very great news, and we wish that good news will continue,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told journalists in Washington.
EarthQuakes are comparatively unusual in Australia’s populated east due to their location in the middle of the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate. Therefore, according to Geoscience Australia, it is the safest place to live.
“I have been in earthquakes across in the past. However, it appeared to go on longer than I have felt before,” Holcombe told the ABC news. “The other thing that amazed me was it is was terrible noise of the Earthquake was scary.
No tsunami alert after Earthquake in Australia or nearby small places:
No tsunami warning till now to the Australian mainland, islands or regions, the country’s Bureau of Meteorology said.