5.2-magnitude quake hits South China: CENC

Source:Global Times Published: 2019/10/13 17:37:01

People from Yulin, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region flee into the streets during a 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolting the region at 10:55 pm on Saturday. Photo: Screeshot from video by Pear Video

No casualties were reported after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Beiliu, South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at 10:55 pm on Saturday, which caused the suspension of several trains, local authorities said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 kilometers, was monitored at 22.18 degrees north latitude and 110.51 degrees east longitude, the China Earthquake Network Center said on Saturday. 

There were no reports of casualties or structures collapsing, and local transportation and electricity have not been affected so far, according to a report by cctv.com on Sunday.

Beiliu felt a strong sharp shake from the quake and tremors were felt in most areas in other cities, such as Nanning and Wuzhou, in Guangxi, said the report.

China Railway Nanning Group Co Ltd suspended nine trains to ensure passengers' safety and some trains were delayed due to the earthquake, cctv.com said.

A video posted on Sunday by Pearl Video on Sina Weibo shows that tremors could also be felt in Guangxi's neighboring province Guangdong, and many residents from Guangdong's Huazhou fled into the streets during the earthquake.

"I was in my dorm room, which is on the sixth floor, and my bed was shaking like I was playing on trampoline," a netizen from Nanning wrote.

"I was playing an online shooting game. When the quake happened, I thought a bomber had come," another person from Beiliu commented.

Local authorities announced that it is unlikely that a larger earthquake would occur in the area and urged local citizens not to panic but go about their normal business. 


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