Australian celebrities overseas have reached out to their loved ones and fans after Melbourne was rocked by an earthquake on Tuesday night.
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne, who is in London, took to Twitter shortly after the quake struck.
"5.2 magnitude earthquake hits Melbourne, Australia; No casualties or damage reported - phew... Hope everyone is ok down there !!!"
Singer Holly Valance, also in London, reached out to her family in a series of posts on her Twitter page. "Sis BBM-ing (Blackberry messaging) from Melbourne. All phones, lights and net out. EARTHQUAKE!!!! From my cuz (cousin)... Things fell dn (down) & smashed & my bedroom wall is all cracked. Woolworths roof caved in, town pool has a chemical spill? And theres a fire at the paper mill. Scariest thing ever!"
Gabriella Cilmi, who is writing new songs in London, used Twitter to ask her fans what had happened after hearing whispers of a quake in her home city: "Was there just an earthquake in Melbourne?"
Back home, many high-profile Australians used the social networking site to express their thoughts.
"I love Melbourne. We are such a bunch of survivors!!! Whose organising the benefit??" comedian Peter Helliar tweeted.
"I plea 4 Melbournians not to dessert," he added, clearly too shaken to check his spelling. "It'll take time but I think we can get those cans of soup back on the supermarket shelves."
Celebrity chef Matt Moran said "Omg the #earthquake knock all the lemons off the tree! Fruit picker out of a job!"
The 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck just before 9pm (AEST), with the epicentre between Trafalgar and Moe in the state's southeast.
Up to 60 aftershocks have since been felt across Victoria.