What exactly happened, and what’s the best way to stay safe from aftershocks?

The earthquake was felt across the region at around 9.15am today. Geoscience Australia had received 32,409 felt reports as of when this article was published. Credit: Geoscience Australia

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck about 115 kilometers east of Melbourne in Victoria, causing damage to buildings and forcing residents to evacuate across the city. The quake, which started near Woods Point at a depth of 12km, was also felt in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and even as far as Launceston, Tasmania.

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News Source: phys.org

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