In an elevator
- Drop, cover and hold on.
- When the shaking stops, try to get out at the nearest floor if you can safely do so.
- Pull over to a clear location away from buildings, trees, overpasses and power lines
- Stop and stay there with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops
- Once the shaking stops, proceed with caution and avoid bridges or ramps that may have been damaged.
Move away from buildings, trees, street lights and power lines, then drop, cover and hold on.
At the beach or near the coast
Drop, cover and hold on, then move to higher ground immediately in case a tsunami follows.
Near mountains, hills, slopes or cliffs
Be alert for falling debris or landslides.
Impacts in your area
The SES advise that earthquake on Wednesday morning may have resulted in building damage in north-east metropolitan Melbourne.
There are no reports of building damage in other parts of the state.
The earthquake may cause landslides and dangerous road conditions.
Power and telephone services have been lost in some areas.
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