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SEG Plaza building reportedly sways again

By Pei Pei in Shenzhen, Guangdong | | Updated: 2021-05-19 19:11
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The 356-meter SEG Plaza skyscraper at the Huaqiangbei shopping area in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, swayed for the second time on Wednesday afternoon, according to media reports.

Its first event happened on Tuesday afternoon, and thousands of merchants and shoppers fled the building. No one was injured.

Videos went viral immediately on social media, and the municipal government launched investigations into the incident.

According to preliminary inspections by experts, there were no safety abnormalities in the main structure of the building or the surrounding environment. Its inner steel structure and decorative surface are in normal condition.

The city's earthquake monitoring station recorded no seismic temblor.

To date, only staff members can access the building, while merchants on floors 1 to 6 remain busy running business, such as delivering goods.

The SEG Plaza is one of the major markets selling cryptocurrency mining machines in China, Bitcoin, for example. In view of the recent boom in the cryptocurrency market, so-called mining activities are in full swing.

A merchant selling mining machines said she was not worried about the safety of the building. Although customers cannot enter, she believes that her business will only be affected temporarily.

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