2 Earthquakes Strike Guangdong Within 3 Days

By Billy Jiang, October 18, 2023

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According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), Guangdong has experienced two earthquakes within just three days. 


The earthquake occurred in Yangxi County, Yangjiang City on October 16. Image via CENC

The first of these quakes, measuring a magnitude of 2.8, occurred in Yangxi County, Yangjiang City, on October 16 at 11.07am, with a depth of 13 kilometers. 


The earthquake occurred in the Jiangcheng District of Yangjiang City on October 18. Image via CENC

The second quake, registering a magnitude of 3.0, struck the Jiangcheng District of Yangjiang City on October 18 at 10.07am, with a depth of 10 kilometers.

This recent seismic activity has raised concerns as the two earthquakes transpired within a relatively short interval of time, both in the region of Yangjiang City.

According to the CENC's data, within a 200-kilometer radius around Yangjiang City, there have been eight earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher in the last five years. 

The most significant among these was a 5.2-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Beiliu City, Yulin, Guangxi on October 12, 2019.

While these recent earthquakes were relatively mild, registering magnitude 3 and below, many local residents took to social media platforms to share their experiences. 

Reports of noticeable tremors were observed in the neighboring areas of Jiangmen City and the popular tourist destination, Hailing Island.

Did the earth move for you? Let us know about your earthquake experience in the comments below. Stay informed about the latest news from the Greater Bay Area by following our WeChat official account, ThatsGBA

[Cover image via Pixabay]

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