Cameras in ABC News Australia's newsroom dramatically captured the moment Melbourne was hit by a magnitude 6 earthquake on Wednesday morning.
Michael Rowland, host of the network's morning show News Breakfast, appears very concerned in the video as he looks around the studio while it shakes.
"Yeah it's an earthquake, holy shit," a man off-camera can be heard saying, before exclaiming: "Wow... f**kin scary!"
"Hopefully the first and last time we experience an earthquake," Rowland said a short time later as the footage was replayed.
According to Geoscience Australia, the quake hit a little after 11:15am (NZT) with a depth of 10km at Mansfield, Victoria, lasting around 30 seconds.
Videos posted on social media apparently show significant damage to buildings on Chapel Street, with bricks strewn across the road.
The Victoria State Emergency Service says there is no tsunami threat.