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The best memes to come out of Melbourne’s unexpected earthquake

The best memes to come out of Melbourne’s unexpected earthquake

Melbourne’s had a rough 24 hours, experiencing multiple earthquakes that precisely nobody was prepared for amidst ongoing protests in the CBD. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported so far, although some buildings have suffered damage. In fact, SES chief officer Tim Wiebusch said lockdown was likely the reason there weren’t more injuries, telling media, “We were probably very fortunate that with the situation in Melbourne at the moment there aren’t a lot of people out moving during the day.”

Being Australian, everyone rushed to find the humour in the situation, so without further ado, here are some of the best memes and jokes from the past 24 hours. 

This tweet from the Chaser team had everyone wondering if they were psychic, or had perhaps planned the earthquake as one of their stunts. It was posted on Tuesday, and reads, “Nation braces for next natural disaster after Scott Morrison goes on vacation”. 

They followed it up with this one posted soon after the earthquake, reading, “As Scott Morrison is informed in New York about the earthquake back home, he reassures the public that he will be catching the next flight back to Hawaii”.

Some were concerned about the structural integrity of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks…

But fortunately highly qualified earthquake inspectors were on hand to survey the damage.

Australians on the other side of the country were starting to feel left out.

While others were feeling fortunate they weren’t in Melbourne just now.

When the earthquake hit, some people weren’t sure what had happened, with one Twitter user’s mum telling the family group chat that she thought her upstairs was haunted.

While others knew right away what had happened, and who was responsible.

Finally, it’s important to always try to look on the bright side, just like this tweeter has.

And to try and remain calm in a crisis, like the ABC’s Tony Armstrong. 

Image: Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images

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