On May 18, terrified people were seen fleeing the SEG Plaza.
The SEG Plaza is the 212th tallest building in the world and the 104th tallest in China, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Some videos uploaded online showed people running away from the building.
SEG Building in Huaqiang Bei #Shenzhen has been evacuated after the building started to shake today. Currently the reason is being investigated after it was confirmed that no #earthquake occured. pic.twitter.com/KwNZ1Ip12d— Shenzhen Pages (@ShenzhenPages) May 18, 2021
剛剛中午時分，位於深圳華強北，樓高73層的賽格電子大廈突然搖晃，原因不明也沒地震！樓宇內人群和樓下人群紛紛逃命！ pic.twitter.com/aoixkH6OeY— 風再起時【香港挺郭后援會3】 (@dZnJUCdo4FlZqgd) May 18, 2021
According to Global Times, the building's staff received reports from tenants at 12:31 pm about the building shaking.
The building's management later notified those in the building to evacuate immediately. Everyone safely evacuated by 1:55 pm.
The building stopped shaking at 1:30pm, however, no safety abnormalities have been found in the building's main structure and its surrounding area, the city's housing and construction bureau said in a post on Weibo later.
At around 2:30pm, reporters were informed that police investigations are still ongoing.
What caused the shaking?
The reason for the shaking remains unclear as there were no earthquakes around the area.
People in Shenzhen reported to have fled the 73-story SEG Plaza after the building tilted on its foundations. No earthquake recorded in the area https://t.co/OV0g4Luz5O— Austin Ramzy (@austinramzy) May 18, 2021
According to AFP, engineers were inspecting the building a day after the incident.
Image via @dZnJUCdo4FlZqgd and @ShenzhenPages Twitter.