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Rare M5.9 earthquake hits near Melbourne, Australia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M5.9 hit near Melbourne, Australia at 23:15 UTC on September 21, 2021 (09:15 LT, September 22) at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The USGS is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 10 km, EMSC M5.9 at a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles).

The epicenter was located 39 km (23 miles) S of Mount Buller (population 2 568), 80 km (50 miles) N of Traralgon (population 24 605), and 128 km (80 miles) ENE of Melbourne (population 4 246 375), Victoria, Australia.

21 000 people are estimated to have felt strong shaking, 939 000 moderate and 7 012 000 moderate.

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.

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