East China Sea earthquake felt on some high-rises

SOME people on the upper floors of high-rise buildings in the city's Minhang District felt floor shaking this morning when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the East China Sea.

The earthquake occurred at 10:59am at 27.2 degrees north latitude and 125.9 degrees east longitude. The epicenter is 220km under the surface, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter was 270km from Diaoyu Island, 480km from Taipei and 520km from Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang Province.

A man working the 12th floor of an office building on Lianhua Road said he felt the building shaking for about 30 seconds. Many people on the same floor rushed downstairs in panic.

Zhang Jiayue, an official at the Shanghai Seismological Bureau, told Shanghai Daily that the earthquake had little influence on the city. "Very few residents felt the tremor," he said.


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