Earthquake Rocks Melbourne: 3.8 on the Richter Scale
Late on Sunday, just before midnight, an earthquake rattled the city of Melbourne, causing residents to feel shaking and tremors. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Sunbury, located on the northwest fringe of the city. The earthquake registered an estimated magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale.
Although the earthquake originated near Sunbury, residents in the central business district (CBD) and downtown Melbourne reported feeling the tremors as well. This unexpected event surprised many, as earthquakes of this magnitude are relatively rare in the region.
According to the Victoria State Emergency Service, the earthquake occurred precisely at 11:41 pm local time. Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries or significant damage at this time. However, authorities have advised residents to remain cautious of potential aftershocks.
Melbourne Earthquake: Shaking in the Heart of the City
In light of the earthquake, the emergency service has issued a reminder to the public about safety protocols. If individuals experience aftershocks, it is crucial to “drop, cover, and hold on” to protect themselves from potential hazards.
As the situation unfolds, authorities will continue to monitor the seismic activity in the area. Residents are encouraged to stay updated with official announcements and to follow any instructions or safety guidelines provided by local authorities.