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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
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 20 09:44 3.5 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Qiemo, China Jul 16 04:06 4.0 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 16 04:06 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 16 04:06 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Maindong, China Jul 11 23:05 4.2 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 08 21:52 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Shache, China Jul 08 21:52 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 08 21:52 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yilkiqi, China Jul 08 18:18 4.5 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 08 18:18 4.5 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 06 04:15 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 06 04:15 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 29 00:55 4.5 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 20 19:36 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vinchina, Argentina Jun 20 05:31 4.4 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Da Qaidam Hu, China Jun 20 03:04 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Jun 20 03:04 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jun 20 03:04 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Luring, China Jun 19 21:24 4.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Western Nei Mongol, China Jun 19 02:30 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Nei Mongol-shaanxi Border, China Jun 19 02:30 4.2 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
CEIC Myanmar / China (yunnan) Jun 16 19:37 0.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Jun 16 17:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Myitkyina - About 2350hrs local time light shaking for about 10 seconds. Enough to take some people out of bed.
  • GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Jun 16 17:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Jun 09 23:54 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Suhe, China Jun 09 23:54 5.0 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 09 23:54 5.1 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 09 13:34 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 09 13:34 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pubu, China Jun 06 00:16 4.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Jun 03 05:34 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Jun 03 05:34 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region May 30 15:53 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pingyuan, China May 30 15:53 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region May 30 15:53 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region May 30 01:20 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Myiktyina - About 0750hrs moderate to strong shaking, that last 20 seconds. Is teh second one in less than 1 week!!
  • USGS Myanmar-china Border Region May 30 01:20 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region May 30 01:20 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    CEIC Shiyan Fang, Hubei, China May 27 21:57 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 27 02:34 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 27 01:00 4.4 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region May 23 21:55 4.2 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region May 23 21:55 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Myanmar-china Border Region May 23 20:49 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Downtown Area Hotel - 5;20 am awakened with rolling and swaying lasting 10-20 seconds. no aftershock felt.
  • Myiktyina - About 3am local time strong shake ( pretty much all town woke up with the shake). Some buildings reported light damage (crack in the walls).
  • Dali Yunnan - Woke up with the bed shaking. The hanging lamps were swaying.
  • EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region May 23 20:49 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region May 23 20:49 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 21 00:18 4.1 300 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China May 08 16:37 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Qinghai, China May 08 16:37 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 07 22:33 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Yunnan, China May 07 14:11 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yuanma, China May 07 14:11 4.9 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China May 07 14:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 06 19:26 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 04 20:23 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China May 04 02:06 4.5 12 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Gyamotang, China May 04 02:06 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China May 04 00:59 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Apr 30 06:20 4.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hami, China Apr 30 06:20 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Apr 30 06:20 5.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Da Qaidam Hu, China Apr 27 13:36 5.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Apr 27 13:36 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Apr 27 13:36 4.9 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Apr 26 07:50 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Da Qaidam Hu, China Apr 26 07:50 4.3 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Apr 26 07:50 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    CENC Anhui / Henan, China Apr 20 09:00 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC E. Russia-n.e. China Border Reg. Apr 12 21:22 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Apr 11 02:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 11 02:31 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - Sitting at my desk, things started to shake...
  • Chengdu - ganz leichtes klimpern der deckenlampen
  • Jian Yang City - I sat in the front of computer, and felt my chair shaking. Then my colleagues wanted to run out of office.
  • USGS Se'ergu, China Apr 11 02:31 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 10 14:46 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 05 15:20 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 05 11:25 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Apr 04 22:40 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Gaoqiaozhen - felt the building shake slightly
  • USGS Xiluodu, China Apr 04 22:40 5.4 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 04 22:40 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jinniu, China Apr 04 01:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Apr 04 01:27 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Apr 04 01:27 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Shandong, China Apr 03 16:12 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nanhai - Short shaking of the light which woke us up
  • GEOFON Southeastern China Apr 03 16:12 4.3 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maindong, China Mar 30 17:10 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Maoping, China Mar 29 16:24 5.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yichang - no damage
  • GEOFON Southeastern China Mar 29 16:24 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hubei, China Mar 29 16:24 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Mar 28 00:10 5.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Mar 27 23:50 5.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maoping, China Mar 26 16:20 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hubei, China Mar 26 16:20 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeastern China Mar 26 16:20 4.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 22 12:58 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 22 12:58 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hotan, China Mar 22 12:58 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 21 19:43 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 21 19:43 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Darya Boyi, China Mar 21 19:43 4.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 20 05:40 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Darya Boyi, China Mar 20 05:40 4.4 15 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) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People :
    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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