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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 Gansu, China Mar 04 14:32 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Baiyin, China Mar 04 14:32 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Gengma, China Mar 03 09:23 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Mar 03 09:23 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 02 13:25 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Myanmar-china Border Region Mar 01 10:24 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Myanmar-china Border Region Mar 01 10:24 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nansan, China Mar 01 10:24 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 26 08:02 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Arzak, China Feb 25 14:12 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 25 14:12 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Western Sichuan, China Feb 24 00:52 4.2 16 MAP I Felt It
USGS Se'ergu, China Feb 24 00:52 4.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 23 13:37 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 23 00:47 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shihezi, China Feb 22 06:42 5.2 15 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 22 06:42 5.1 16 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 22 06:42 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 22 02:14 3.7 141 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 21 20:05 4.7 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Lin'an, China Feb 20 22:37 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Yunnan, China Feb 20 22:37 4.6 120 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Feb 16 22:46 4.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 15 16:57 3.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 15 14:46 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Kashi, China Feb 15 09:38 4.8 59 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 15 09:38 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 15 09:38 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Jilin, China Feb 08 17:32 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Changning, China Feb 06 21:01 4.9 42 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sichuan, China Feb 06 21:01 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sichuan-guizhou Border Rg, China Feb 06 21:01 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 06 15:37 3.9 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Chencheng, China Feb 05 15:39 4.4 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 04 23:05 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 04 22:58 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Luring, China Feb 04 10:44 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Vinchina, Argentina Jan 30 20:07 4.0 163 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 30 01:49 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 29 07:55 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 25 20:43 4.1 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 22 10:21 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 22 10:21 4.8 18 MAP I Felt It
USGS Dushanzi, China Jan 22 10:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Korla, China Jan 20 07:35 4.8 34 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 20 07:35 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 20 07:35 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Shimen, China Jan 19 15:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Yunnan, China Jan 19 15:30 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Yunnan, China Jan 19 15:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jan 14 05:21 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sichuan, China Jan 14 05:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - My office chair and table shaking
  • Chengdu - No damage, school evacuated. Alarm sounded. Felt at 1:45 pm, I think this is an aftershock from mornings which I did not feel.
  • ZiYang - Felt it around 1:41pm.
  • Chengdu - This quake could be felt at Sichuan University. It was just some light shaking, and it didn't seem anything serious, but it sure made my heart jump for a second or two.
  • Qingshen - Floor is shaking
  • 成都四川大学附近 - Since I am above 40 floors, I just felt the building swaying, slightly. No shaking in these huge buildings, I imagine, and just sideways motion. It was very pleasant, and we have these a few times per week in Taiwan's East Coast or in Taipei vicinity.
  • Chengdu - No damage
  • USGS Hepingyizu, China Jan 14 05:21 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 14 04:20 4.5 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jan 11 23:43 4.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Arzak, China Jan 10 06:51 5.1 41 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 10 06:50 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 07 04:18 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jan 02 07:08 4.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS China Lake Acres, California Jan 01 23:55 2.5 0 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Dec 28 23:42 4.3 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Xegar, China Dec 26 07:08 4.9 49 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nayun, China Dec 26 06:07 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Dec 17 05:03 4.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Dec 07 09:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Weiyuan, China Dec 07 09:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Dec 06 10:20 5.5 2 MAP I Felt It
  • Kunming - Swaying of building lasting approx 1 minute
  • GEOFON Yunnan, China Dec 06 10:20 5.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Weiyuan, China Dec 06 10:20 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Dec 05 18:43 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Yunnan, China Dec 05 18:43 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Weiyuan, China Dec 05 18:43 5.5 11 MAP I Felt It
    CEIC Yunnan, China Dec 05 18:43 5.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Sichuan, China Nov 25 15:19 5.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Nov 25 15:19 5.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Ya'an - Bed and room was shaking for. A. While.
  • Chengdu - felt weak shaking. Heard TV-stand and couch cracking and lamp was moving
  • jianyang city - I felt my bed is shaking
  • xining - We could feel the Kangding earthquake from Xining, Qinghai. It was just a gentle rocking here.
  • USGS Kangding, China Nov 25 15:19 5.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 24 09:10 4.4 11 MAP I Felt It 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
  • Chengdu - No property damage, just slight shaking, very mild.
  • Chengdu - Sitting quietly and working on my laptop in our home. I felt the couch under me move from side to side. It took a couple seconds to realize that it was an earthquake. I alerted my husband who was sleeping in the reclining chair but by then it had passed.
  • 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

    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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