Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012

Moderate Earthquake Shakes China- Well Felt In Beijing, Tangshan And Tianjian-Video Footage Of Students' Emergency Evacuation

Disaster Report: M 4.7 moderate earthquake shakes Tangshan, Hebei, China at 10:22 am local time. The quake's epicenter was 48 km E Linxi .

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A video footage of students' emergency evacuation in the recent magnitude-4.8 earthquake in Tangshan is popular on internet. The video footage, filmed by Tangshan Yingcai School's monitors, shows students in the classroom following the teacher's orders, immediately ducking under desks when the earthquake hit Tangshan city in North China's Hebei province at 10:22 am on May 28.
Seconds later, as the tremors stopped, all the students evacuate the classrooms to the school's playground, with teachers standing outside doors or in the staircases to guide the students.
The well-organized evacuation was highly praised by Internet users and many even believed it was a quake drill. Below is a still image from video footage showing students duck under the desk (source china daily).


-Two houses reported to have developed cracks on wall. However, there is no report of any injury.
-According to the Chinese seismological services, today’s earthquake is an aftershock of the M7.8 1975 Tangshan earthquake.

Update 03:28 UTC
Mary jones from Beijing reports of light shaking.
Joe Dredd from Bejing reports, "Projectors on ceiling of school swinging / bouncing, kids reported feeling room tilt"
Getting flood of felt reports. Keep sending your shaking experiences (Felt reports see below)

China seismological center (Beijing Earthquake Bureau) mentions M 4.8 @ 8 km depth in area of ​​Tangshan City, Hebei Province, at the junction of Luanxian (North China). It means moderate to weak shaking within 100 km radius.

Moderate shaking of MMI V reported to be felt by the people of Linxi, Tangjiazhuang, Guye, Zhaogezhuang. Some are even reporting of weak tremor felt in Beijing. Click here if you felt too

M 4.7 moderate earthquake shakes Hebei, China today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According ot the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located 47 km (29 miles) E of Tangshan of Hebei, China. It was 24.0 miles deep.
weak shaking reported to be felt as far as capital Beijing.

 Hebei is a province of the People's Republic of China in the North China region.
M 7.8, 1976 (July 28) Tangshan earthquake killed around 240,000 to 255,000 people. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Tangshan in Hebei, People's Republic of China.

Currently Lots of visitors are online on this blog from Hebei area. Click here if you felt tremor in Hebei, China

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
02:22 UTC (local time Monday, May 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM @ epicenter )

Epicenter location

47 km (29 miles) E of Tangshan, Hebei, China
79 km (49 miles) WSW of Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China
145 km (90 miles) ENE of Tianjin, Tianjin, China
204 km (126 miles) E of BEIJING, Beijing, China

Felt reports received through felt report form- Click here to report
Mary jones from Beijing: woke me up!
Joe Dredd from Beijing: Projectors on ceiling of school swinging / bouncing, kids reported feeling room tilt.
David Iipinge from Beijing: Felt some weak shaking on my table and it just happened with a second.
D Mcb from Beijing: On 26 th floor, some slight shaking felt around 10.20 am.

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