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Jiangsu quake no threat to Shanghai

OFFICIALS from Shanghai Seismological Bureau said that a small earthquake in nearby Jiangsu Province this morning would not pose a threat to Shanghai, though some residents complained they felt the quake.

Several residents, especially those living on higher floors, said they felt shaking in the morning and called local media and the bureau.

The 4.0 magnitude quake on the Richter scale was 12 kilometers deep in the sea near Rudong County in Jiangsu Province's Nantong, striking at 10:24am. The epicenter is 132 kilometers from Shanghai's downtown.

Shanghai experts contacted Jiangsu authorities immediately after the earthquake and confirmed it would not threaten the city.

The Nantong Seismological Bureau said the small quake would not crack buildings, and it could be considered as part of normal movement in the earth's crust.

An earthquake below 3 magnitude is usually considered as a microquake with no detectable tremors.


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