6.2-magnitude Earthquake in the Taiwan Strait felt in Shenzhen, China
26 Nov 2018
Did you feel the earthquake this morning? You may have felt a little swaying. According to an article published by Newsfront, the China Seismological Network clocked a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the Taiwan Strait, more than 100 kilometers east of Xiamen along the Tropic of Cancer, at 7:57:24 this morning. There have been no reports so far of casualties nor damage to homes caused by the earthquake.
Earthquakes in that area are common; however, one strong enough for us to feel here in Shenzhen are less so. According to EarthquakeTrack.com, there have been 105 earthquakes near there in the last 365 days.
The last major earthquake reportedly felt in Shenzhen was the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in Hualian, Taiwan earlier this year. The February 6th earthquake killed at least four people and injured hundreds, according to an article published in That's. Before that, a 7.3-magnitude quake, the strongest to hit Taiwan in about 100 years, shook the island on Sept. 21, 1999, leaving more than 2,000 people dead, according to Xinhua News.
Note: Data from Earthquake Track is provided by the US Geological Survey. They measured today's earthquake as a 5.7 compared to the China Seismological Network's 6.2 and the February Hualian Earthquake as a 6.4 compared to 6.5
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