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Betty’s Burgers South Yarra collapses due to earthquake

A magnitude 6 earthquake has hit Australia’s eastern seaboard, causing property damage in Melbourne but with no reported injuries.

The Betty’s Burgers restaurant in South Yarra has partially collapsed, though the business has confirmed no one was in the store at the time.

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It is currently unclear if other businesses have suffered damages from the earthquake, but the quake was felt as far as South Australia, New South Wales, the ACT and Tasmania.

According to Reuters, the quake’s epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). An aftershock was rated 4.0.

The quake, which is one of Australia’s biggest on record according to Geoscience Australia, has also cut power to parts of Melbourne.

“We have had no reports of serious injuries, or worse, and that is very good news and we hope that good news will continue,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Washington.

Debris from a damaged building are seen on a road in Prahran, after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, September 22, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Tom Robertson via REUTERS.

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