Earthquake Hits Near Feidong, Hefei Yesterday, Did You Feel the Shock

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, an earthquake measuring around 3.5 on the Richter scale struck near Feidong County, Hefei City, Anhui Province, at 18:13 local time on February 24th. The epicenter was located at approximately 31.99 degrees north latitude and 117.60 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 15 kilometers.

Following the seismic activity, local villages within a 5-kilometer radius were reported to include Xiaoliu Village, Sanggang Village, Beichenwan Village, Liangtaoyuan Village, Xiaosunhu Village, Luanzhuang Village, Yangzhuang Village, Hebei Village, Wugang Village, and Xiaoluhu Village. Towns within a 20-kilometer radius were identified as Liangyuan Town, Dianbu Town, Shitang Town, Paifang Hui-Manchu Township, Zhongxing Township, Zhangji Township, Baogong Town, Hucheng Township, Badou Town, and Yangdian Township.

The earthquake’s epicenter was approximately 17 kilometers from Feidong County, 31 kilometers from Yaohai District, 34 kilometers from Luyang District, 35 kilometers from Baohe District, and 36 kilometers from Shushan District, with a distance of 38 kilometers from Hefei City.

Following the event, many residents of Hefei reported receiving earthquake alerts. Concerned citizens shared screenshots of earthquake warnings with local news outlets. Residents of a community on Hezuo Road in Hefei exchanged messages on WeChat moments after the quake, confirming the tremors. Some mentioned feeling their beds shake, while others received notifications on their phones.

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