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Melbourne: Record-breaking earthquake interrupts a live radio broadcast

Moment record-breaking earthquake interrupts a live radio broadcast in Melbourne: ‘Can you feel that?!’


Studio cameras captured the moment Nova FM radio show Chrissie, Sam and Browny was interrupted by Victoria’s historic earthquake on Wednesday morning.

The live reactions of hosts Jonathan Brown, Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang and Dean Thomas were recorded on a livestream as their Melbourne studio began to shake violently.

‘Can you feel that as well?’ Sam asked one of the producers.

Chaos: Studio cameras captured the moment Nova FM radio show Chrissie, Sam and Browny was interrupted by Victoria’s historic earthquake on Wednesday morning. Pictured (clockwise from top left) Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang, Dean Thomas and Jonathan Brown

‘Yeah, I can feel it,’ the producer replied       

A panicked Chrissie then interrupted as the shaking became more intense, saying: ‘Oh my god, what is this?’   

In a scene that appeared to come straight from a natural disaster film, the hosts began to question if the shaking was caused by an earthquake. 

Shocked: 'Can you feel that as well?' Sam asked one of the producers, who replied: 'Yeah, I can'

Shocked: ‘Can you feel that as well?’ Sam asked one of the producers, who replied: ‘Yeah, I can’

Fears: A panicked Chrissie Swan then interrupted as the shaking became more intense, saying: 'Oh my god, what is this?'

Fears: A panicked Chrissie Swan then interrupted as the shaking became more intense, saying: ‘Oh my god, what is this?’

Chrissie, Sam and Browny was not the only broadcast to be interrupted live on air as ABC’s News Breakfast was also affected by the earthquake. 

Presenters Michael Rowland and Tony Armstrong were forced to stop mid-program when the Melbourne studio began to shake.

‘Is it an earthquake or a structural thing?’ a concerned Mr Rowland is heard asking.

Far-reaching: ABC's News Breakfast was also interrupted as the earthquake reached Melbourne. Pictured: hosts Michael Rowland (left) and Tony Armstrong (right)

Far-reaching: ABC’s News Breakfast was also interrupted as the earthquake reached Melbourne. Pictured: hosts Michael Rowland (left) and Tony Armstrong (right)

The anxious presenter grabbed his phone and prepared to leave the studio, telling the newsroom, ‘Let’s go.’

Armstrong remained seemingly unbothered by the tremors and commented: ‘That’s still tremoring.’  

The magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocked Melbourne this morning and demolished part of a building on Chapel St. 

Tremors were felt as far as New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.     

Destroyed: The magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocked Melbourne this morning and demolished part of a building on Chapel St

Destroyed: The magnitude 5.8 earthquake rocked Melbourne this morning and demolished part of a building on Chapel St

The quake was followed by a 4.0 magnitude aftershock 18 minutes later.  

A seismologist told ABC Radio Melbourne that the earthquake was the biggest Victoria has experienced since European settlement in 1834.

He predicted that there will be more aftershocks. 

Record quake: A seismologist told ABC Radio Melbourne that the earthquake was the biggest Victoria has experienced since European settlement in 1834

Record quake: A seismologist told ABC Radio Melbourne that the earthquake was the biggest Victoria has experienced since European settlement in 1834

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