China “ Magnitude 5.0 earthquake injures 14 people and damages 7,354 houses

People check up damaged houses in Qiaojia County - click on the picture for the original photo

Earthquake Report comment :
A moderate, seemingly not harmful earthquake made a lot of damage and injured at least 14 people in the border region of the Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in Southwest China.

Thirteen people were injured in the latest earthquake, and 7,354 houses were destroyed in the quake, including 122 houses being toppled, plus road cave-ins in Qiaojia County of Yunnan, according to Zhou Yingbin, deputy head of the county government.

Another person was slightly injured in Ningnan County of Sichuan, local officials said, who added that nobody was reported dead or missing in the quake.

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Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : Mb 5.0 (local authorities mention 4.8)
Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 08:53:31 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 33 km (local authorities mention 10 km)
Geo-location(s) :
145 km (90 miles) ENE of Panzhihua (Dukou), Sichuan, China
185 km (115 miles) WNW of Lupanshui (Liupanshui), Guizhou, China

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place
USGS historic earthquakes map

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