7News reporter: Melbourne earthquake could've been a lot worse

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Sep 2021, 2:31PM
Damaged buildings (Betty's Burgers) following an earthquake are seen along Chapel Street (Photo/Getty)
Damaged buildings (Betty's Burgers) following an earthquake are seen along Chapel Street (Photo/Getty)

7News reporter: Melbourne earthquake could've been a lot worse

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 22 Sep 2021, 2:31PM

Melbourne's been hit by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake, the largest recorded in Victoria recorded in more than 130 years.

It was felt as far away as New South Wales.

The quake damaged buildings on Melbourne's popular Chapel street - leaving bricks scattered on roads.

Seven News presenter Jacqui Felgate says it could have been a lot worse.

She says the affected zone would have been full - if there wasn't a hard lockdown now.

The Australian state is dealing with a growing Covid outbreak, with 628 cases today and three deaths.

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