M5.0 quake hits Yellow Sea, Shanghai feels tremor

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BEIJING. January 12. KAZINFORM An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale hit south Yellow Sea at 9:19 am Wednesday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center; Kazinform refers to China Daily.

The epicenter was monitored at 33.3 degrees north latitude and 123.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 10 kilometers, the center said.

Residents in some areas of eastern China metropolis Shanghai, including Pudong district, reported they felt the quake.

Seismological authorities in Shanghai said the epicenter is about 320 kilometers northeast of the city, and they are evaluating the impact of the quake; Kazinform cites China Daily.

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