Vic braces for more earthquake aftershocks.
Victorians have been told to brace for more aftershocks and monitor for signs of building damage after the state's largest earthquake in history.
The magnitude 5.9 quake hit about 9.15am on Wednesday, with the epicentre between Mansfield and Rawson in the state's northeast.
The 10km deep earthquake - the biggest on record in the state - was felt across Melbourne and as far away as Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide.
Authorities say there are no reports of injuries.
Victoria is being warned of more aftershocks for days and weeks to come, after yesterday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake.— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) September 22, 2021
Seismologist Tanja Pejic says “about seven” aftershocks have already been recorded overnight.
DETAILS: https://t.co/ocdIs8t4BE #9News pic.twitter.com/7tDtnV1Lgv
At least six aftershocks have been registered between 2.4 and 4.1 on the Richter scale, and further tremors are expected in coming days and possibly months.
"We are asking people to know what to do: drop, cover and hold is the key message," State Emergency Service chief officer Tim Wiebusch told reporters.
The last 19 hours in 19 seconds. Seismograms from the nearest station, about 35km hypocentral distance. Pretty much every spike above the background noise is an aftershock. There are hundreds, but they are starting to reduce in frequency. pic.twitter.com/UQjSaeLCgO— Adam Pascale (@SeisLOLogist) September 22, 2021