The earthquake of magnitude 5.2 that registered in Yulin, Guangxi at 10:55pm on Saturday was felt in the Macau SAR, five minutes after it occurred.
The epicenter was registered as being 315km northwest of Macau.
According to the Meteorological Bureau, authorities have received reports from at least half a dozen citizens.
Many areas of Macau and Taipa were affected but the tremor lasted only around six seconds. There are no reports of any injuries or damage.
Many residents have expressed their sentiments on social media, with many noting that it was the first time that they felt an earthquake in the city.
“I felt that it shook twice, this is the first time I’ve felt the effect of an earthquake in Macau,” said one.
“I also felt it around 11 p.m. because my bed slightly shook, but it everything just happened fast,” said another.
According to reports, no casualties were reported in Yulin.
Since the epicenter was located at the border of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Guangdong province, many places in the two regions felt the earthquake.
After the earthquake, the China Railway Nanning Bureau halted nine trains on Saturday, but later the trains began operating again.
Experts at the provincial Earthquake Networks Center said the quake did not cause too much damage and further destruction was not expected. LV