A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne.
澳大利亚东南部发生 5.8 级地震，墨尔本市的建筑物受损。
Earthquake in Melbourne here a shop got damaged somewhere in Brunswick St Fitzroy pic.twitter.com/CqDuE0B9q1
— Peter Kalla (@PeterKalla1) September 21, 2021
The earthquake happened about 09:15 local time (00:15 GMT) on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital.
地震发生在曼斯菲尔德（当地时间周三 09:15｜新西兰时间 12:15），距离维多利亚州首府不远。
A magnitude 6.0 #Earthquake has occurred with an epicentre near Mansfield in Victoria. Widespread felt reports. If you have building damage or require SES assistance, phone 132500 and please be patient as lines may be busy. pic.twitter.com/8RUqnk4Iwb
— VICSES News (@vicsesnews) September 21, 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “we have had no reports of serious injuries and that is very good news”.
The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW).
It was followed by two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude.
随后发生了两次 4.0 级和 3.1 级的余震。
While this is one of Australia’s largest earthquakes in recent years, it does not appear to have caused significant damage.
New Zealand’s GeoNet tweeted: “This is the largest on land earthquake in Australia since 1997. Earthquakes in Australia are reasonably uncommon, being far from the active tectonic zones of the Australian plate (like the one we live on!)”
新西兰的 GeoNet 发推文说：“这是澳大利亚自 1997 年以来最大的陆地地震。澳大利亚的地震相当罕见，因为远离澳大利亚板块的活动构造带（就像我们生活的那个！）”
A seismologist has told ABC radio in Melbourne this morning that it’s the biggest earthquake Victoria has experienced since European settlement and there will be aftershocks, potentially one magnitude lower.
一位地震学家今早在墨尔本告诉 ABC 电台，这是维多利亚州自欧洲定居者到来以来所经历的最大地震，并且会发生余震，可能会低一个震级。
中新网9月22日电 据中国地震台网正式测定，9月22日07时15分在澳大利亚东南(南纬37.45度，东经146.35度)发生5.9级地震，震源深度10千米。( @中国地震台网 )