At around 9am this morning, Melbourne was hit with a magnitude 6.0 earthquake – quite large and uncommon for Australia, which sits on a tectonic plate.
I was busy writing up an article when suddenly my computer and desk started to shake and I heard a noise that sounded like a washing machine spin cycle.
I quickly grabbed my daughter and rushed outside, only to be greeted with every neighbour in the street who had done likewise.
I live in a solid brick house and was relieved to find no structural damage. However, others across Melbourne were not so lucky, with pictures emerging of some significant damage.
Below are a sample of choice videos and pictures that have appeared across news sites and social media:
— Rachael Dexter (@rachael_dexter) September 21, 2021
Just got sent this video from a friend in Melbourne 😳 pic.twitter.com/SWOpRdirkJ
— Tom Steinfort (@tomsteinfort) September 21, 2021
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) September 21, 2021
— Shaun (@MiamiHeaTweet) September 21, 2021
— vrgayboi (@MattieBakai) September 21, 2021
As if 2021 couldn’t get any crazier.
Have any of our Victorian readers experienced damage?