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Buildings shake as earthquake strikes city

A SMALL earthquake in neighboring Jiangsu Province shook Shanghai yesterday morning.

Some people living in high-rises in Baoshan, Putuo, Yangpu districts and the Pudong New Area felt their building shake and called media outlets.

According to the Shanghai Seismological Bureau, the inshore area of Rudong County in Jiangsu's Nantong City had a 3.8-magnitude earthquake at 11:06am yesterday. The depth of the earthquake was 5,000 meters and the epicenter was 132 kilometers from downtown Shanghai.

A 4.0-magnitude quake with a depth of 12 kilometers hit the same place on July 9.

Officials said the earthquakes won't have any effect on Shanghai.

"The two earthquakes were very small," said Shou Haitao from the Shanghai Seismological Bureau. "There is no connection between them."


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