‘Bit frightening all right’: Irishwoman describes Melbourne earthquake

‘Bit Frightening All Right’: Irishwoman Describes Melbourne Earthquake ‘Bit Frightening All Right’: Irishwoman Describes Melbourne Earthquake
Damaged buildings following an earthquake are seen along Chapel Street on September 22nd, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Getty Images.
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A Leitrim woman has described her house and windows shaking for almost 30 seconds after an earthquake struck Australia's second largest city.

Just after 9am, Melbourne was struck by a quake which measured 5.8 on the Richter scale.

Some damage to buildings has been reported, with bricks falling onto the street and power lines knocked down, but there have been no serious injuries.

The shaking was also felt outside the city, with skiers coming down Victoria's Mount Buller feeling the impact of the quake.

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Dromod native Patricia Harte lives around an hour from Melbourne city centre and was just about to begin a work meeting when she noticed her windows shaking.

“There was no warning or anything that it was going to come, so the desk started to shake and I put it down to just maybe a big truck driving by or something,” she told Shannonside radio.


“And then you soon realise after a few seconds the walls, the windows, the desks, basically the whole house is shaking.

“So yeah it was a little bit frightening all right... I was a bit shaken-up after it because you’re not quite sure is it going to get worse, or is it finished, or what’s going to happen.”

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