Tremors felt in Hong Kong from earthquake off Huizhou

Residents across Hong Kong reported tremors early Monday morning. (Photo: Volcano Discovery)
Residents across Hong Kong reported tremors early Monday morning. (Photo: Volcano Discovery)

Residents across Hong Kong reported tremors early Monday morning.

According to the Hong Kong Observatory, early analysis showed that an earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 2:29 am on Monday near the coast of Southeastern China.

Various media outlets reported that the quake struck near the coast of Huizhou city in Guangdong province.

The observatory said it received “over 8,000 locally felt reports of minor shaking, the duration of which was a few seconds”.

On social media, many users in Hong Kong were shocked that they felt tremors in the city, which is far away from any seismic belts.

Some said they were woken by the shaking.

Some Twitter users poked fun at how a much criticized emergency alert system was not used to keep them informed of the quake.

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