Guangzhou Hit with 2nd Earthquake in Less than a Month

By Ryan Gandolfo, August 21, 2019

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A 2.5-magnitude earthquake struck Guangzhou this morning at 12.29am.

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Image via @广州同城会/Weibo

According to the Guangdong Earthquake Bureau, the quake hit Zengcheng district, and its epicenter occurred at a depth of 12.79 kilometers. Some residents claimed to have felt the effects of the small quake, with one person posting on Weibo, “No wonder I felt tremors last night. It’s my first time experiencing [an earthquake]. I wasn’t sure whether it was an earthquake or if I was just making a big fuss over something minor.” However, others noted that they didn’t feel a thing.

This is the second earthquake to occur in Zengcheng district this month, and the fourth to hit Guangzhou since May. Earlier this month, a 2.7-magnitude quake hit Zengcheng, which brought about tremors in four Guangzhou districts as well as neighboring Dongguan.

Not sure what to do when an earthquake strikes? Check out this earthquake survival guide on Live Science for a quick refresher.

READ MORE: Did You Feel It? Earthquake Strikes Guangzhou

[Cover image via Pixabay]

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