Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A few days ago one of the skyscrapers in the City of Shenzen China became a byword. Suddenly the building shook on Tuesday afternoon (18/5). Videos were scattered on social media showing the panic among the townspeople scattering outside the building.
CNN reported thousands of buyers fleeing from the area of the 291 meter high skyscraper, after the building began to mysteriously sway.
Videos circulating on Chinese social media show crowds of people running from the building, with some screaming and looking back at the building.
Even though the weather was good and there were no reports of earthquakes in the area. Thankfully, there were no reports of casualties or injuries from the incident.
The name of the vibrating building itself is taken from the name of the semiconductor and electronics manufacturer Shenzhen Electronics Group, whose offices are located in the building complex. SEG is the 18th tallest tower in Shenzhen, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat skyscrapers database.
Emergency management officials are investigating what caused the tower to falter, according to a post on the social platform Weibo. One that was investigated was the possibility of an earthquake, but this was immediately denied.
“After examining and analyzing data from various earthquake monitoring stations across the city, there were no earthquakes in Shenzhen today,” said a statement released.
After the incident the building closed at 14:40.