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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 Western Sichuan, China Sep 28 21:36 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kangding, China Sep 28 21:36 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 26 18:40 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rulong, China Sep 26 15:48 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 26 15:48 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 26 15:48 5.0 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 25 08:00 4.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 23 02:18 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 23 02:18 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rulong, China Sep 22 17:23 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 22 17:23 5.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 22 17:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 22 16:47 5.2 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rulong, China Sep 22 16:47 5.2 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 22 16:47 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 22 00:43 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 19 11:50 3.4 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Shaanxi, China Sep 17 12:32 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 17 09:00 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Changji, China Sep 17 09:00 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 17 09:00 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 12 15:52 4.0 165 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 07 00:13 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 03 23:31 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 03 23:10 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 03 15:25 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Luring, China Aug 31 09:25 4.7 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 30 14:07 3.7 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Yilkiqi, China Aug 28 04:50 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 28 04:50 4.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 26 15:19 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Aug 23 05:32 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 15 08:55 4.6 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Luring, China Aug 14 13:10 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China Aug 13 13:22 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Aug 13 08:29 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hongtu, China Aug 13 08:29 5.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Aug 13 08:29 4.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 12 18:01 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aksu, China Aug 12 18:00 5.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 12 18:00 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rutog, China Aug 12 12:23 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China Aug 12 06:56 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wenping, China Aug 12 06:56 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Aug 12 06:56 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Luring, China Aug 10 10:23 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Luring, China Aug 10 09:35 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Luring, China Aug 10 03:00 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 01 13:26 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Guangxi, China Jul 31 09:18 4.9 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Canton Guangzhou - premier ressenti a l'etranger hors de mon pays (Belgium). Pas de degat visible immediatement. Nous etions en famille au rez de chaussee. la maison a tremble (secousse faible).
  • Guilin, Diecai District - Two very strong shaking events separated by approximately 10 seconds. Each event lasted about 20 to 25 seconds. Clothes on hangers continued to shake for another minute. Headed for the door but there was insufficient time to exit the sixth floor walk-up to the street.
  • Hong Kong Island - No damage. Was working at my desk and it started shaking lightly, so I checked the earthquake tracking site. My daughter, sitting on the couch in the next room, did not feel it.
  • Dongguan - No damage. Nice roller about 10 seconds.
  • Guangzhou - Felt light shaking in bed. Lasted about 10 sec.
  • Guangzhou - Was laying in bed and could feel shaking, looked around the room and nothing was phsyically shaking.
  • Macau - Chatting with a friend and then suddenly felt like shaking and the clothes rack was moving.
  • Nanning - No damage, vibration originally thought related to construction in the area. Mainly felt vertical lift and drop.
  • Macau - You can see the water in a glass shaking
  • Liuzhou - At home on the 8th floor, lasted about 15 seconds, could not work on my laptop, no property damage.
  • Shenzhen - clearly felt the shaking, up and down movement for few seconds. I was on the 10th floor of a residential tower
  • Guangzhou - 10th floor of hotel, definitely felt shaking
  • EMSC Guangxi, China Jul 31 09:18 5.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southeastern China Jul 31 09:18 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Nei Mongol-ningxia Bdr, China Jul 29 20:41 4.5 160 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Jul 29 14:02 4.7 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kashi, China Jul 26 21:51 4.4 126 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 26 21:51 4.5 128 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 26 21:51 4.5 122 MAP I Felt It 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

    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) ?
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    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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