Strong Earthquake in Taiwan Strait Felt in Shenzhen, Hong Kong

By Matthew Bossons, November 26, 2018

0 0

An earthquake struck the Taiwan Strait this morning just before 8am. The quake, which occurred at a depth of around 20 kilometers, was measured at a magnitude of 6.2, according to China Earthquake Networks Center

The United States Geological Survey offered a slightly different reading, assessing the seismic occurance as a 5.7-magnitutde earthquake. 

Two aftershocks have been reported by the China Earthquake Networks Center, a 3.4-magnitude shake at 8.15am and a 3.4-magnitude tremor at 10.55am. All three seismic events were recorded in the same place, at latitude 23.3 degrees north and longitude 118.6 degrees east.

People in Taiwan, Zhejiang, Fujian and Guangdong felt the quake, with folks as far away as Hong Kong reporting shaking. “Felt earthquake shocks for five-eight seconds here in Hong Kong early [this] morning at 7.58-59am,” said Sujit Zine, according to Daily Star.

Multiple train lines were delayed this morning in the aftermath of the earthquake, including the Hangzhou-Shenzhen line, according to People's Daily Online


Image via Youth.cn

Some Weibo users, as well as folks in Shenzhen-focused WeChat groups, also claim to have felt the quake in Shenzhen. 

“When I saw my bed and window starting to move, my first reaction was to think about whether this old house was going to collapse,” wrote a Shenzhen-based Weibo user.

In Chaozhou, in eastern Guangdong province, netizens uploaded videos of swinging chandlers and a student evacuation held at an unnamed elementary school in the region.   

Luckily, no damage has been reported as a result of the earthquake. 

Did you feel this morning’s quake? Let us know the comment section below!

[Cover image via United States Geological Survey]

more news

Hong Kong Residents Protest Border-Crossing Shoppers... Again

Protests against daigou in the town of Sheung Shui have been ongoing since 2012​.

74 Flu Patients Dead in Hong Kong's Ongoing Flu Outbreak

Currently, less than 30 percent of preschool children have been vaccinated in Hong Kong.

Once Again, Shenzhen Tops GDP List in Guangdong

Meanwhile, both cities have failed to reach their projected growth targets set at the beginning of 2018, while also lowering growth targets for 2019.

World's First Monopoly Theme Park Opening in Hong Kong

Monopoly Dreams plans to build off the success of the 84-year-old board game by offering an array of fun activities.

1 Dead After Oil Tanker Fire, Explosions off Hong Kong Coast

One person is dead and two are missing after a fire broke out on an oil tanker one nautical mile south of Hong Kong’s Lamma Island.

Tickets Now on Sale for High-Speed Train to Hong Kong

The high-speed train to Hong Kong will begin operation later this month.

'McRefugee' Population Soars 500% in Hong Kong

One McDonald's had 30 regular overnight sleepers, according to a recent survey.

What's On in Hong Kong: August 2018

Music and drama just south of the border.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsShenzhen for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shenzhen With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.