SHENZHEN (May 19): Terrified shoppers and workers fled from the 79-storey SEG Plaza, one of China’s tallest skyscrapers, after the building began shaking on Tuesday noon (May 18), reported the BBC.

No earthquakes were recorded at the time and the reason that caused the 980ft building to shake is still under investigation.

Located in the heart of Shenzhen, a city with over 12 million population, the 20-year-old SEG Plaza houses an electronics market and offices.

Videos of people evacuating from the building have gone viral on social media platforms.

In a later statement, the local government said a preliminary investigation found "no cracks in the ground surrounding the building" and no damage to "pieces of outer wall".

Completed in 2000, the SEG Plaza is the 104th-tallest building in China and the 212th-tallest in the world, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

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