5.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Australia's Melbourne; no injuries reported

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In an unusually powerful temblor for Australia, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit suburban Melbourne on Wednesday, albeit it caused slight damage. AP
In an unusually powerful temblor for Australia, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit suburban Melbourne on Wednesday, albeit it caused slight damage. AP

In an unusual incident for Australia, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit suburban Melbourne on Wednesday. AP

File image of Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. AP
File image of Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. AP

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that there were no reports of serious injuries. AP

The Victorian State Emergency Service's (VICSES News) Twitter account stated that the earthquake's epicenter had been near Mansfield in the state of Victoria. AP
The Victorian State Emergency Service's (VICSES News) Twitter account stated that the earthquake's epicenter had been near Mansfield in the state of Victoria. AP

The Victorian State Emergency Service's (VICSES News) Twitter account stated that the earthquake's epicenter had been near Mansfield in the state of Victoria. AP

Earthquakes are quite rare in Australia's populated southeast. Notably, this earthquake was the biggest one to strike Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck closer to the northwest coastal town of Broome in 2019. AP
Earthquakes are quite rare in Australia's populated southeast. Notably, this earthquake was the biggest one to strike Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck closer to the northwest coastal town of Broome in 2019. AP

Earthquakes are quite rare in Australia's populated southeast. Notably, this earthquake was the biggest one to strike Australia since a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck closer to the northwest coastal town of Broome in 2019. AP

Emergency workers were seen surveying the damage in Melbourne after part of a wall fell from a building during the earthquake. AP
Emergency workers were seen surveying the damage in Melbourne after part of a wall fell from a building during the earthquake. AP

Emergency workers were seen surveying the damage in Melbourne after part of a wall fell from a building during the earthquake. AP

With inputs from agencies

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