Australia earthquake shakes pool in Wangaratta home

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This is the moment a strong earthquake hit southern Australia, shaking a pool and light fixtures in a Wangaratta household on Wednesday morning.

Footage shows water sloshing around the pool minutes after the shaking had stopped. Hanging lights were also seen swinging from the ceiling.

Wangaratta resident Bazza said: 'We evacuated the house as the quake built to a massive vibration and everything was shaking. We are in a new home on a concrete slab. After the quake stopped, we re-entered our house. Lights still swinging to give an indication of how violent the shake was.'

The earthquake struck near Mansfield town near Melbourne, Victoria at a depth of 10 kilometres, 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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