An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 shake southeast Australia

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale has shaken on the morning of this Wednesday the Southeast Australia, hit the Australian state of Victoria in

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 shake southeast Australia

An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale has shaken on the morning of this Wednesday the Southeast Australia, hit the Australian state of Victoria in particular.

The earthquake has been produced near Mansfield, about 200 kilometers northeast of Melbourne, coastal capital of the State, according to the emergency service of the State of Victoria, which has reported posterior replicas that have been generalized.

Specifically, the Government Information Agency on Earthquakes, Geoscience Australia, has specified that a first magnitude earthquake 5.9 at 9.15 hours (local time) has been given, and another rear, magnitude 4, has been given to the 9.33 hours (local time). Phonestone of magnitude 3.2 has been notified at 9.54 hours (local time), according to the Australian portal News.

Residents in Victoria have reported strong tremors and offices evacuated because of the event that has left important damage, especially in Melbourne, although victims have not yet been reported.

The authorities have asked the inhabitants to be prepared for new replicas although they have reported that "there is no threat of tsunami". In addition to the residents in the state of Victoria, others like those of the city of Dubbo, in the state of New South Wales, or Sydney, capital of the same region, or in the capital of the country, Canberra, have indicated that Han He felt tremors.

According to Geonet, based in New Zealand, it is the greatest earthquake that occurred in Australia since 1997. The surveillance service added that earthquakes are relatively rare in this country.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 14:59

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