At least two buildings on Chapel Street between Windsor and Prahran have been badly damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Victoria on Wednesday morning.
At least two Chapel Street buildings have been significantly damaged by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Victoria, leaving piles of bricks and rubble on the major Melbourne shopping street.
Photos and videos showing the extent of the earthquake damage are emerging, appearing to show that part of the roof of 129-131 Chapel Street has collapsed onto the street below.
— Maxi (@_KopiteMaxi) September 21, 2021
There are also photos of the buildings surrounding Coles on Chapel Street, showing bricks laying across the street. There are no reports of injuries so far, with prime minister Scott Morrison – who is currently in Washington – outlining that federal assistance will be made available.
There are also reports that residents who have been evacuated out of the surrounding area are not being allowed to return at this time.
Brickwork has come down from the Coles building on Wattle St in Prahran, from an archway. Nobody hurt. Fire Rescue Victoria crews have cleared the area and residents are not being allowed to return #earthquake @GuardianAus pic.twitter.com/DcW1cfBUbo
— Donna Lu (@donnadlu) September 22, 2021
— Neville (@1FightingIrish) September 22, 2021
For accurate information on the earthquake, head to Geosciences Australia.