Australia: Panic gripped Australia when an unusually powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the city of Melbourne on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 near the town of Mansfield, to the northeast of Australia’s second most populous city. km, Geoscience Australia said. Media showed images of damage to brickwork in Chapel Street in the inner suburb of South Yarra. Mansfield Mayor Mark Holcombe said he had no reports of damage in the city.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there were no reports of serious injury. The earthquake was the largest in Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 210 km from the north-west coastal city of Broome in 2019.
Some apartment buildings were evacuated in central Melbourne, a city of 5 million, with photos showing partially collapsed buildings and rubble on the streets. The earthquake was felt in Sydney and the capital Canberra.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, speaking from the United States, where he met with President Biden to discuss a new security deal and submarine deal, pointed out that the earthquake was “very disturbing” and that the federal government was looking at the Victorian government. Was ready to support the people. Feedback.