Did you feel the earthquake? Tremor hits central Guangdong, felt down to Hong Kong

Posted: 02/22/2013 12:05 pm

Social media networks lit up just before noon today on reports of an earthquake in Guangdong Province.  Several people on Twitter and Weibo in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong all say they felt the earth rumble beneath their feet.

Mainland media are reporting a 4.8 magnitude quake struck Heyuan City in central Guangdong at 11:34 this morning at a depth of about 11 kilometres.

The Hong Kong Observatory has said that it’s aware of reports, but is analyzing data and will have more later. ┬áThere are no reports (yet) of any damage, but it’s early and we’ll keep you updated as we get more info.


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    • I felt it around 11am or so on Friday up on the 34th floor of my office building in downtown Guangzhou Tianhe. I immediately left the office and went out to Starbucks for a coffee. I thought maybe it was strong winds or something. It was pretty weird and a little scary.

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