Written by: Luo Kunyi
Last update date: 2021-04-02 07:28
At 5:40 am today (2nd), a magnitude 3.7 earthquake occurred near the coast of southeastern China. The epicenter is located at 23.85 degrees north latitude and 114.50 degrees east longitude, which is about 23 kilometers west-northwest of Heyuan City, Guangdong Province, and NATO in Hong Kong. 180 kilometers.
Some citizens reported to the Observatory that they felt the earthquake, and some citizens living in multiple districts of Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories expressed on social media that they clearly felt the shock for four to five seconds.
The Hong Kong Observatory stated that it received reports from about 100 citizens who felt the earthquake and the shaking lasted for several seconds.
Preliminary analysis shows that the earthquake intensity in Hong Kong is the second (second) degree of the revised Macquarie Earthquake Intensity Scale, which is felt by people who are on the upper floors of buildings or in suitable locations and at rest.
A citizen living in Sha Tin said in the social media discussion area that the tremor was obvious and saw the lanyard shake, which lasted about four to five seconds; another citizen in Tai Po, Tai Wo, said he was awakened by the earthquake.
In the North District of the New Territories, Ma On Shan; Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong, Lam Tin, and Tseung Kwan O in East Kowloon; Jordan in the urban area of Kowloon; Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, Sai Wan Ho, etc., citizens have reported feeling the earthquake.
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