VIDEO: The moment an earthquake in Australia stopped a telephone link during a breakfast show

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale in the southeast of Australia caused damage to various buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake hit at 8.45am in Mansfield not far from the capital of Victoria.

At that time a breakfast show was on live and the journalists were stunned as they felt the studio trembling.

CCTV cameras at the ski resort in Victoria also caught the moment the earthquake struck.

The earthquake was also felt in the states of South Australia and New South Wales, and was followed by two tremors, one of which measured 4.0 and the other 3.1 on the Richter scale.

While this was one of the largest earthquakes to hit Australia in recent years, it does not appear to have caused a lot of damage.  Australian PM Scott Morrison said there were no reports of any serious injuries.