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In depth articles on China earthquakes written by Earthquake-Report.com
- Deadly earthquake in Yunnan, China - Sept. 7, 2012
Very strong moderately dangerous earthquake in the Xinjiang mountains, China - Aug. 12, 2012
Xinjiang, China earthquake – 52 injured - June 29, 2012
- Shallow earthquake on the Sichuan/Yunnan Border, China - June 24, 2012
- Moderate earthquake near Tangshan, China reminds the 1976 disaster - May 28, 2012
- Strong earthquake in the Xinjiang desert, China - March 8, 2012
- other articles see below

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – China time = UTC +8
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Apr 30 13:40 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Apr 30 13:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 29 04:36 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 29 04:36 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rutog, China Apr 27 00:26 4.2 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 26 09:33 4.6 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Gyamotang, China Apr 23 10:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyamotang, China Apr 23 09:32 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 23 04:16 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 19 20:12 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Gyangkar, China Apr 19 17:22 4.4 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nei Mongol-ningxia Bdr, China Apr 11 12:34 4.1 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 06 07:24 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Mar 31 18:05 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Mar 31 13:11 4.1 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 29 14:57 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Turpan, China Mar 29 14:57 4.8 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 29 14:57 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Mar 24 22:03 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xinmian, China Mar 24 22:03 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nei Mongol-ningxia Bdr, China Mar 23 18:23 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wuhai, China Mar 23 18:23 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Mar 23 17:55 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xinmian, China Mar 23 17:55 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sangdang, China Mar 21 17:12 4.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Mar 21 17:12 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Mar 21 14:06 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Heka, China Mar 21 14:06 4.9 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Mar 21 14:06 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Mar 21 03:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Mar 21 03:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jiayuguan, China Mar 21 03:29 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Gansu-nei Mongol Bdr Reg, China Mar 21 03:29 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Western Nei Mongol, China Mar 21 03:29 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xarlung, China Mar 20 16:54 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kangding, China Mar 17 17:19 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Mar 17 17:19 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Mar 17 17:19 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shengrenjian, China Mar 12 03:14 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Shaanxi-shanxi Border Reg, China Mar 12 03:14 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southeastern China Mar 12 03:14 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 11 14:44 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 11 14:44 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 10 05:43 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 10 05:43 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rulong, China Mar 09 22:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Mar 09 22:05 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Mar 09 22:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Mar 05 11:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Mengla, China Mar 05 11:20 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC China-laos Border Region Mar 05 11:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Nichinan, Japan Mar 03 07:11 5.2 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 01 05:05 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 29 18:35 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China Feb 24 01:11 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Feb 23 00:33 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Gyamotang, China Feb 23 00:33 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 22 13:39 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 21 16:32 4.5 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Layka, China Feb 21 16:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 20 15:42 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 11 13:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yining Xian, China Feb 11 13:10 4.9 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 11 13:10 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Maindong, China Feb 09 02:29 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Agar, China Feb 07 23:40 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Cikai, China Feb 07 23:31 4.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Feb 07 23:31 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Feb 07 23:31 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Arzak, China Feb 02 07:01 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 02 07:01 4.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 31 08:55 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Zhadong, China Jan 31 04:18 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 29 04:33 3.0 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 21 11:11 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hongtu, China Jan 20 17:13 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Jan 20 17:13 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jan 20 17:13 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Xining - Awakened at 1:23 AM to the cabinets shaking and the wind chimes ringing. Not sure how long it lasted.
  • Xining - Felt my bed, apt shake, no visible damage.
  • EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 20 11:08 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuqa, China Jan 20 11:08 4.6 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 20 11:08 4.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 18 17:29 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gansu, China Jan 17 16:29 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lujing Zhen, China Jan 17 16:29 4.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Jan 15 20:32 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 15 13:05 3.7 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 15 09:24 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 14 23:05 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 14 19:31 3.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 14 16:05 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kuqa, China Jan 13 21:18 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 13 21:18 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 13 21:18 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pagnag, China Jan 13 20:34 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gansu-ningxia Border Reg, China Jan 12 17:11 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gansu-ningxia Border Region, China Jan 12 17:11 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 12 00:38 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mongolia-china Border Region Jan 06 21:29 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Jan 06 21:23 4.6 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Delingha Shi, China Jan 04 13:56 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

    Continued from above
    Dangerous earthquake in Xinjiang, China – 148,500 people affected - Nov. 1, 2011
    Dangerous earthquake in Sichuan, China – some damage reported - Oct. 31, 2011
    Dangerous earthquake in the Uygur Autonomous region, China (Keriya and Niya) - Sept. 15, 2011
    Earthquake China (Jiashi) 11/08 : injured people - Aug. 11, 2011
    Earthquake Yunnan, China – at least 6 people injured - Aug. 9, 2011
    Earthquake Tengchong, Yunnan, China : 2,079 households affected - June 20, 2011
    Very shallow Magnitude 5.3 earthquake in Uyghur Autonomous Region, China - June 8, 2011
    Moderately dangerous earthquake in Sichuan, China - May 15, 2011
    Deadly earthquake in the border area of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos - March 24, 2011
    Deaths and injuries from very dangerous earthquake in Yunnan, China - March 10, 2011
    Deaths and injuries from very dangerous earthquake in Yunnan, China (part 2) - March 10, 2011
    Small M4.4 earthquake causes major damage in China - Febr. 12, 2011
    Very dangerous earthquake below the China / Myanmar border area - Febr. 2, 2011
    Anqing, China January 19 earthquake – 7159 houses damaged - Jan. 19, 2011
    Very damaging earthquake “ 8,017 homes on the Myanmar / China border - Jan. 1, 2011
    China “ Magnitude 5.0 earthquake injures 14 people and damages 7,354 houses - Aug. 29, 2010


     

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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