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Peregrine falcon has hilarious reaction during Australia earthquake

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A peregrine falcon had an amusing reaction after being shaken by a strong earthquake that rocked Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday morning.

The falcon was resting on its nest on a building in 367 Collins Street when the magnitude 6.0 tremor jolted it awake. It was seen tilting its head in confusion as surveillance footage showed the ongoing shaking.

The building is famous for being a nesting area for the falcons, which have been roosting there since 1991.

The earthquake struck near Mansfield town near Melbourne, Victoria at a depth of 10 kilometres shortly before 9:15 a.m. local time, Geoscience Australia said.

The agency also recorded a magnitude 4.0 aftershock. Tremors from the strong quake were felt up to 800 kilometres away in Adelaide, South Australia.

No casualties or serious injuries have been recorded so far, but some properties were reported damaged, including a burger restaurant that collapsed in Melbourne's South Yarra suburbs.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: "We have had no reports of serious injuries, or worse, and that is very good news and we hope that good news will continue."

The quake is the strongest to rock Australia since the magnitude 6.6 tremor that hit near the resort town of Broome in the Kimberley region last 2019.

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Sep-22-2021
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