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Earthquake felt in HK

26 November 2018

An earthquake with intensity 4 and hundreds of small aftershocks were  felt in Hong Kong this morning, according to the HK Observatory.

No casualty has been reported. 
The quake’s origin was traced to Taiwan Strait.

In its report HKO said: “Initial analysis from the Hong Kong Observatory indicated that an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has occurred at 7:57 a.m. on 26 November 2018 (Monday) in Taiwan Strait. The epicentre is located near 23.36N, 118.57E, about 470 kilometres east-northeast of Hong Kong. The depth of epicentre is about 10 to 20 kilometres.
“The Observatory received near a thousand locally felt reports of this earth tremor, the duration of which was a few seconds. Initial estimate gave a local intensity of IV (four) on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, that is hanging objects swing. Windows, dishes, doors rattle.”


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