WATCH: 3 Earthquakes Hit Guangdong in One Week

By Billy Jiang, October 23, 2023

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Get ready to hold onto your teacups, because Guangdong is experiencing an unusual series of tremors! 

In just one week, three earthquakes have sent ripples through the region, leaving both residents and experts wondering what's going on beneath the surface.

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The most recent of these geological jolts occurred at 3.20am on October 23, with the epicenter located in the South China Sea, near Nanao County in Shantou City, Guangdong Province. 

This quake registered at a magnitude of 5.0 and had a depth of 10 kilometers, situated about 27 kilometers from the coast. 

An earthquake struck Shantou on October 23. Image via CENC

While that might seem a fair distance from the shoreline, residents along the coast in places like Xiamen and Zhangzhou in Fujian, as well as Shantou in Guangdong, reported feeling the tremors quite strongly.

In fact, some folks were jolted awake by the surprise shakedown.

Video showing the aftermath. Video via 金刀王/Sina Weibo

Videos circulating online show the aftermath, including damage to an underground parking lot and residents in homes with a discernible sense of unease. 

So, what's causing this sudden seismic activity? Experts are scratching their heads, and so are the people feeling the ground move beneath their feet.

Do you have a story to share from these recent quakes? Tell us about your experience in the comments. For more updates on the Greater Bay Area, stay tuned to our WeChat official account, ThatsGBA.

[Cover image via Pixabay]

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