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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 25 09:39 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 25 09:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 25 09:04 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aksu, China Jul 25 09:04 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 20 01:41 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 20 01:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yanqi, China Jul 20 01:41 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 19 12:33 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 19 12:32 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 18 00:12 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 17 17:23 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Agar, China Jul 17 10:55 4.6 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 13 11:18 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Arzak, China Jul 09 16:37 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 09 16:36 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 09 16:36 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 07 23:38 4.1 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 07 23:38 4.1 149 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 06 18:29 4.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 01 11:01 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Yongchang, China Jun 27 10:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 27 10:13 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 27 10:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 26 16:19 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 25 10:33 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 24 07:15 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 23 12:34 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 19 03:05 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aksu, China Jun 19 03:05 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 16 15:12 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China Jun 03 10:01 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China Jun 03 10:01 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Huagai, China May 29 02:14 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China May 29 02:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Shaanxi-shanxi Border Reg, China May 27 21:29 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 24 12:12 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 24 10:34 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 22 15:51 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China May 22 10:55 3.9 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Northeastern China May 22 09:08 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Liaoning, China May 22 09:08 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chaoyang, China May 22 09:08 4.8 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyangkar, China May 22 04:49 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xegar, China May 22 02:05 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyangkar, China May 22 01:48 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyangkar, China May 22 01:32 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Turpan, China May 20 05:22 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China May 20 05:22 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China May 18 16:57 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyamotang, China May 18 16:57 4.6 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China May 18 08:25 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Shimen, China May 17 17:05 4.8 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China May 17 17:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China May 17 17:05 4.8 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shimen, China May 17 16:48 4.9 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China May 17 16:48 4.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China May 17 16:48 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China May 17 00:24 4.3 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 17 00:24 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 15 17:02 5.2 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kashi, China May 15 16:59 4.5 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 15 16:59 4.6 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vinchina, Argentina May 15 09:42 4.7 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gyamotang, China May 11 01:15 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China May 11 01:15 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China May 04 09:24 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wenlan, China May 04 09:24 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wenlan, China May 04 07:51 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Arzak, China May 03 20:27 4.3 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 03 20:26 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 03 05:25 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China May 02 06:56 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It
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

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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