Climate catastrophes are becoming more frequent, with at least five unexpected natural events hitting headlines in the past month.
Another of the largest was a 1988 quake in Tennant Creek, in the Northern Territory, which was estimated to have a magnitude of 6.6, Geoscience Australia said.
Ever since the United Nations confirmed in August that the timeframe for reversal of climate change was closing, an increasing number of natural disasters appear only to have highlighted the urgent problem.
One resident said he thought the 5.9 magnitude quake was a ‘serious training’ by his neighbours.
An earthquake in Melbourne on September 22nd shook Australia, a country unaccustomed to earthquakes.
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 20, 2021
Did you feel the earth move this morning? A magnitude 6.0 earthquake was recorded at 9:15am in Mansfield, VIC. No tsunami threat to VIC per @BOM_au. Fill out a felt report at Earthquakes@GA👉 https://t.co/7FHfgUNeR6 pic.twitter.com/W5S8DI5Do6
— Geoscience Australia (@GeoscienceAus) September 22, 2021
Building damage in melbourne after the earthquake pic.twitter.com/jKglIxIB6I
— B || A Man That Can Do Both (@Brodhe) September 21, 2021
This photo is circulating of the damage on Chapel St. Hopefully no one is hurt. #earthquake Uncle in Traralgon said things were flying off his shelves and his house turned to jelly. pic.twitter.com/C1kHZRH7M6
— Henrietta Cook (@henriettacook) September 21, 2021
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) September 21, 2021
— Shaun (@MiamiHeaTweet) September 21, 2021