Tremors were felt in eastern China's Fujian Province when a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwan Strait at 07:57 a.m. Monday.
Many residents in Fujian cities such as Fuzhou, Xiamen, Jinjiang and Nan'an felt obvious tremors. Their tables and cupboards began to shake around 8:00 a.m. and some who were sitting on the bed claimed to feel "giddy."
"I've encountered earthquakes before, but they were quite mild. This is the strongest one I have ever felt," Nan'an-based resident Yu Liyun said.
"My car shook violently while I was driving. I thought it was the strong wind or a heavy-duty truck rumbling by," said Ouyang Mingdun, a resident in the city of Jinjiang.
Students in cities including Xiamen and Zhangzhou were evacuated to open spaces after the earthquake struck.
According to the China Railway Nanchang Group Co. Ltd., 40 trains have been delayed due to the earthquake.
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 118.60 degrees east longitude.