Canberrans have been rocked by an earthquake that struck more than 330km away in Victoria on Wednesday morning.

The 5.8 magnitude tremor (Initially thought to be 6.0) struck in Mansfield, Victoria at 9:15am with reports of the quake being felt as far away as Newcastle, NSW and in Tasmania.

More than 1,000 reports of the tremor being felt have already been made in the ACT alone.

Turner resident, Sian Henshaw said she had just got herself set up for a day of working from home when things began to shake.

“It almost felt like a touch of vertigo but then I stood up and realised my housemate was feeling the same thing.”

“Looking around and seeing all my plants shaking and the shutters on my balcony swaying back and forth, I realised that this was an earthquake.”

26-year-old Ms Henshaw has lived in Canberra for the past 10 years and said she’s never felt anything quite like the shock on Wednesday morning.


“The Questacon earthquake house did not prepare me for the real thing.”

The ACT ESA has confirmed it has received no reports of any damage in the Nation’s Capital.

In Melbourne, damage has been reported to at least one building on Chapel Street in the CBD, where a wall has partially collapsed following the tremor.

A second 4.0 magnitude tremor was also reported in the same area in Victoria at 9:33am.

UPDATED: A third tremor has now also been felt measuring in at 3.1 magnitude at 9:54am.

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