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.
Okay, 2022 just got weirder. I felt a tremor around 20 minutes ago. In Hong Kong. I wonder how large the earthquake that caused it was and where is its epicentre.— YTSL (@FY4Chan) March 13, 2022
Some said they were woken by the shaking.
apparently a 4.1 magnitude earthquake just hit china and we’ve NEVER felt tremors this strong in hong kong (though the whole thing lasted only a couple minutes max) but im so paranoid now they never prepared us for something like this how can i fall back asleep now wtf 😭😭 https://t.co/3xh54tIzLy— ridz (@GARF1ELDS) March 13, 2022
Some Twitter users poked fun at how a much criticized emergency alert system was not used to keep them informed of the quake.
Earthquake in Hong Kong has proven the emergency alert system is only a joke. It tells us nothing about real disaster LOL— Hyeminieash (@emmelinexxxx) March 13, 2022