Melbourne Earthquake: The reaction of ABC journalists on the air

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Journalists Michael Rowland and Tony Armstrong were on the air when earthquake 5.9 Richter shook Melbourne, Australia.

As seen in the video, the ABC reporters, his first seconds earthquake they are confused. Rowland pauses to speak, wondering if there is an earthquake, and a few seconds later, he gets up and suggests they leave.

The two journalists comment at the end that the earthquake was of long duration and quite strong.

Melbourne Earthquake: The damage is great

Photos and videos circulating on the internet show debris on the streets, but also images from shops and houses at the time of the vibration.

First aid services reported receiving calls even from Dubbo, 700 kilometers from the epicenter. THE earthquake It was felt as far as Adelaide, 900 miles north, and much of Melbourne was without power.

«There were no reports of serious injuries or deaths “And this is good news, which we hope will last,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters.

Earthquakes are not uncommon in southeastern Australia, home to almost half the country’s population of 25 million.

No tsunami alert was issued.

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