More than 100 Hong Kong residents feel tremors after an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred in southeastern China

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2nd April 2021 -(Guangdong) The Hong Kong Observatory received a report from the public that they felt an earthquake. According to the preliminary analysis of the Hong Kong Observatory, an earthquake of magnitude 3.7 occurred in southeastern China at 5.40am this morning. The epicentre is located at 23.85 degrees north latitude and 114.50 degrees east longitude, which is about 23 kilometres west-northwest of Heyuan City, Guangdong Province i.e. it is about 180 kilometres north of Hong Kong.

Source: Hong Kong Observatory

The Hong Kong Observatory received reports from about 100 citizens stating that the earthquake lasted for several seconds. It shows that the earthquake intensity in Hong Kong is the second degree of the revised Mercalli Earthquake Intensity Scale i.e. it was felt by people who are on the upper floor of a building or at a suitable location and are at rest.

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