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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
USGS Niba, China Nov 22 14:55 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Gansu, China Nov 22 14:55 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Nov 22 08:55 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sichuan, China Nov 22 08:55 5.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kangding, China Nov 22 08:55 5.9 14 MAP I Felt It
USGS Rutog, China Nov 21 22:45 4.3 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aba, China Nov 21 03:15 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Qinghai-sichuan Border Rg, China Nov 21 03:15 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kuqa, China Nov 19 19:19 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Nov 19 19:19 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Gansu, China Nov 14 23:03 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Gansu, China Nov 14 23:03 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 11 20:09 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kashi, China Nov 10 13:20 4.6 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Nov 10 13:20 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vinchina, Argentina Nov 10 09:08 4.8 90 MAP I Felt It
USGS Dushanzi, China Nov 08 23:39 4.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 08 23:39 4.3 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Rutog, China Nov 08 17:44 4.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Keluke, China Nov 08 17:37 4.9 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Nov 08 17:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Nov 08 17:37 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Nov 08 17:06 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 05 23:26 4.6 127 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 27 00:31 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Wenping, China Oct 26 16:02 4.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Shenzhen - No damage
  • EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Oct 26 16:02 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Gansu, China Oct 25 02:26 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Niba, China Oct 25 02:26 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gansu, China Oct 25 02:26 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xoixar, China Oct 24 05:56 4.3 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Oct 23 00:21 4.8 98 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 21 20:26 4.1 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tiechanggou, China Oct 20 03:57 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Oct 20 03:57 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pingyuan, China Oct 16 20:51 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Oct 16 20:51 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 13 21:43 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Aksu, China Oct 13 21:43 4.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS China Lake Acres, California Oct 13 14:13 2.5 2 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rutog, China Oct 11 08:13 4.5 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Weiyuan, China Oct 11 06:05 4.7 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Oct 11 06:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Linqiong, China Oct 07 21:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Sichuan, China Oct 07 21:14 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Weiyuan, China Oct 07 19:01 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Weiyuan, China Oct 07 14:38 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Oct 07 14:38 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Oct 07 13:49 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Oct 07 13:49 6.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Weiyuan, China Oct 07 13:49 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Kunming - My first earthquake experience! Only a couple seconds long (15-20?). I am on the 7th floor and everything was swaying pretty good. Nothing falling off walls or shelves. Not enough to even wake my dog ;)
  • Kunming, Yunnan - no damage
  • Chengdu - maybe 5/10 seconds. aftershock from y'day yunnan quake?
  • USGS Delingha Shi, China Oct 02 15:56 5.4 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Oct 02 15:56 5.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Oct 02 15:56 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Sichuan, China Oct 01 01:23 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Oct 01 01:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yuecheng, China Oct 01 01:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Changning, China Sep 30 17:44 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Sep 30 17:44 4.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maindong, China Sep 29 00:32 4.4 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Sep 16 15:34 4.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Sep 14 05:33 4.6 93 MAP I Felt It
    USGS China Lake Acres, California Sep 12 12:20 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xiluodu, China Sep 11 16:29 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Sep 11 16:29 4.5 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Sep 10 12:49 4.6 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Sep 10 08:59 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Sep 10 08:59 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 09 12:05 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Sep 08 02:40 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Sep 08 02:40 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 06 13:16 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 06 13:16 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 03 14:12 4.0 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mongolia-china Border Region Aug 29 23:05 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuqa, China Aug 27 14:05 4.6 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 27 14:05 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 27 14:05 4.5 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Aug 21 04:11 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Aug 21 04:11 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xiluodu, China Aug 17 09:11 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Aug 17 09:11 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Aug 17 09:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Aug 17 08:45 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Aug 17 08:45 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xiluodu, China Aug 17 08:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Aug 16 22:08 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Aug 16 22:08 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Xiluodu, China Aug 16 22:08 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Chengdu - Light shaking for about 15 seconds. No damage to property.
  • ca. 50km to the west - A strong shake of the bed woke me (and all neighbours) up, and it was followed by a guessed 15 seconds of light shaking.
  • EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 14 09:20 4.1 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 13 08:17 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Aug 11 10:50 4.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nimai, China Aug 11 10:50 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Aug 11 10:50 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 10 12:48 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 10 12:48 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yongchang, China Aug 09 06:53 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Aug 09 06:53 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Aug 09 06:53 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 05 03:50 4.3 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) ?
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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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