Melbourne: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the region near Melbourne.
According to the foreign news agency, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake was recorded near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. At 9.15am, the epicenter was reported at a depth of 10 km, about 180 km northeast of Melbourne. Fifteen minutes after the first quake, another quake measuring 4.0 with a depth of 12 km was recorded, while at 9.45 am a magnitude 3.1 quake with a depth of 6 km was recorded.
The quake’s epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
According to Geoscience Australia, the country’s worst earthquake ever occurred in 1988 in the northern region with a magnitude of 6.6.