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7.0 quake felt by few in city

SOME residents living or working in high-rises in Shanghai said they felt their buildings shaking during lunchtime yesterday when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the East China Sea.

The quake hit at 10:59am at a depth of 220 kilometers, and its epicenter was initially determined to be at 27.2 degrees north latitude and 125.9 degrees east longitude, said the China Earthquake Networks Center. No tsunami warning was issued.

Shanghai Seismological Bureau officials said the earthquake's epicenter was about 630 kilometers from Shanghai, 270 kilometers from Diaoyu Island, 480 kilometers from Taipei and 520 kilometers from Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province.

A resident surnamed Hu working on the 12th floor of a building in Minhang District said he felt the building shaking for about 30 seconds and that many workers on the same floor ran downstairs amid fear of the earthquake.

Another resident, Daisy Du, working on the second floor of a building on downtown Huaihai Road W. also told Shanghai Daily that she felt the ground shaking a little for about 60 seconds during lunchtime.

"At first I thought someone was drilling hard under the building and then I heard news saying an earthquake struck the East China Sea," said Du.

Zhang Jiayue, an official with the Shanghai Seismological Bureau, said that the earthquake had no effect on the city.

"Only a very few local residents said they had felt building shaking," said Zhang.

Some residents in high-rises in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces said on the microblog that they felt buildings shaking when the earthquake occurred. Seismological bureaus of the eastern provinces also said the quake would not bring much impact to residents there.


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