Melbourne Earthquake Videos Show Strewn Rubble, Homes Shaking in Australia

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the southeastern Australia state of Victoria on Wednesday was felt in the country's second most-populous city, Melbourne.

Several videos of the event have been posted to social media, showing homes shaking, rubble strewn across streets, and other impacts of the quake.

The epicenter of the tremor was located in Mansfield, Victoria, which is located around 124 miles away from Melbourne.

Geoscience Australia, the Australian government agency that reports on significant earthquakes, said the quake was detected at 9:15 a.m. local time, and occurred at a depth or around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

The prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, said there were no reports of serious injuries as of Wednesday morning.

One video, captured by Melbourne resident Tom Jenkins, shows his home in the Preston area of the city shaking when the earthquake struck.

When the quake hits! #earthquake #melbourne #melbourneearthquake

— Tom jenkins (@Tomjenk87198183) September 22, 2021

In this footage filmed in Melbourne for an Australian TV program—the ABC News Breakfast—a live broadcast is interrupted by the quake.

One of the presenters, Michael Rowland, said after the team felt the studio shake: "Is it an earthquake or is it a structural thing?"

"Let's go," he said subsequently. "That was a big one."

After a few seconds, Rowland's co-presenter Tony Armstrong said: "That's still tremoring."

A magnitude six #Earthquake has rattled Melbourne and regional Victoria.
This is the moment when News Breakfast presenters @mjrowland68 and @Tonaaayy_ were rocked by it.

— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) September 21, 2021

Another video posted to social media, shows an auto repairs shop in a Melbourne suburb rattling loudly during the quake.

A man in the video can be hear saying, "F**k, that was full on."

Footage posted to Instagram by Jeremy Gruzewski shows the damage caused to a Melbourne restaurant after the earthquake shook Victoria.

The burger restaurant in the Windsor area of the city had partially collapsed, with rubble strewn across the street.

The quake was first reported as having a magnitude of 6.0, but it was later downgraded to 5.9, according to Geoscience Australia.

The agency said a 4.0 magnitude aftershock was recorded 15 minutes after the initial event.

Geoscience Australia senior seismologist Jonathan Bathgate said that frequent aftershocks may be felt across the region.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said there was no tsunami threat as a result of the quake.

Another video posted to Twitter by Kate Pattinson shows the doors of a home rattling during the quake.

Just what Melbourne needs, an earthquake?!? 🤯

— Kate Pattison (@katepatto) September 21, 2021

"Just what Melbourne needs, an earthquake?!?" She said on Twitter.

Damaged building following Victoria earthquake
A building in the Windsor area of Melbourne that was damaged by an earthquake on September 22, 2021. WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images