A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has rattled Australia’s southeast including the city of Melbourne.
The earthquake happened about 09:15 local time on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital.
Footage on social media showed damage to some buildings, but no injuries were immediately reported.
The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW).
Victoria’s State Emergency Service warned residents to be alert for possible aftershocks.
“If you are located in Victoria, you are in danger. Expect aftershocks, stay away from damaged buildings and other hazards. Avoid driving, except for emergencies,” the authority said.
On social media, people posted pictures of damaged buildings and rubble in Melbourne.
Several high-rise towers and a city hospital were also evacuated, local media reported. Some city tram lines had been suspended due to damage.