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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 Zhamog, China Nov 18 03:36 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Zhamog, China Nov 18 02:13 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nyingchi, China Nov 18 00:32 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Nyingchi, China Nov 17 22:34 6.3 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Guwahati - around for 30 seconds I felt the eartquake. It was light shaking.
  • Itanagar - Moderate shaking
  • Itanagar - Moderate shaking
  • Namsai - Weak shaking
  • Tinsukia - There was no damage to the property.
  • Nirjuli - Moderate shaking
  • Guwahati - Light shaking
  • Dibrugarh - Shaking lasts for 30 seconds, no damage of property
  • Guwahati - Light shaking
  • Pub Banipur, Dibrugarh - Moderate shaking
  • Itanagar - Approx 2 second
  • Doomdooma - 8-10 seconds
  • USGS Jiannan, China Nov 10 03:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Nov 10 03:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Nov 10 03:03 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 08 10:54 3.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ngamring, China Nov 07 19:06 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Nov 07 06:21 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yongle, China Nov 06 21:31 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Nov 06 21:31 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Gansu, China Nov 06 21:31 4.6 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hoit Taria, China Nov 06 13:34 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Nov 06 13:34 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Nov 06 00:34 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Qiemo, China Nov 01 01:02 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Nov 01 01:02 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Nov 01 01:02 4.5 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Gansu, China Oct 31 13:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Qiagai, China Oct 31 13:52 4.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Gansu, China Oct 31 13:52 4.5 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 25 21:02 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Oct 19 16:13 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Pagnag, China Oct 17 20:16 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 16 13:03 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Arzak, China Oct 16 13:03 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Oct 15 14:19 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Oct 15 00:57 4.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gyamotang, China Oct 12 07:52 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Oct 12 07:52 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ngamring, China Oct 06 17:44 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Magong, China Sep 30 06:14 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 30 06:14 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - Was on my bed & it was shaking & my curtains was swaying just 5 minutes ago at 2:17pm
  • Chengdu - Moderate shaking
  • Chengdu - Felt around 2.15pm. Light shaking, lasted approximately 10 seconds. No damage.
  • Chengdu - Light shaking
  • Chengdu - Weak shaking
  • 南充 - Very weak shaking
  • Chengdu - Weak shaking
  • Chengdu - Light shaking
  • chengdu - Light shaking
  • USGS Tanggulashan, China Sep 29 07:57 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Sep 29 07:57 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Sep 23 16:39 4.5 131 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 21 03:28 4.2 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 19 16:39 3.8 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 18 15:54 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kuqa, China Sep 16 10:11 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 16 10:11 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Qiaowa, China Sep 12 11:26 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Western Sichuan, China Sep 12 11:26 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Sep 12 11:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 10 17:18 4.5 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Sep 09 07:48 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 08 22:57 4.4 57 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Sep 08 22:57 4.5 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Luring, China Sep 02 21:59 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Heicheng, China Sep 01 19:30 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gansu-ningxia Border Reg, China Sep 01 19:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Nei Mongol, China Sep 01 19:30 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luring, China Sep 01 02:38 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 28 22:27 4.5 61 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Kashi, China Aug 28 22:27 4.3 58 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 28 22:27 4.3 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Northern Qinghai, China Aug 25 22:45 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Aug 25 22:45 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 23 20:18 4.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 23 18:00 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Domartang, China Aug 21 01:14 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Domartang, China Aug 21 01:12 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 18 09:19 4.6 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Guangxi, China Aug 15 05:16 4.4 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northeastern China Aug 15 03:58 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Jilin-heilongjiang Bdr, China Aug 15 03:58 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 14 11:26 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 14 11:26 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Domartang, China Aug 12 17:10 4.9 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 12 04:14 3.8 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 11 22:19 4.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 10 00:10 4.6 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yongle, China Aug 09 21:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Gansu, China Aug 09 21:05 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Gansu, China Aug 09 21:05 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 15:47 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 05:22 4.8 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 05:22 4.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Gansu, China Aug 09 02:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Aug 09 02:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yongle, China Aug 09 02:17 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 00:40 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Aug 09 00:29 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 00:22 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 09 00:22 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 08 23:44 5.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Aug 08 23:27 6.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Алматы, Kazakhstan - Moderate shaking
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan - At least, for 7 seconds.
  • Усть-Каменогорск, Kazakhs - 10-20 сек
  • Xinyuan, Xinjiang - Weak shaking
  • Талдыкорган - Проснулась от того, что сильно раскачивплся дом. Грепели шкафы. После толчков тело моё еще долго продолжало раскачиваться само. Кошка моя за несколько часов до землетрясения чоченьасто подходила ко мне и жалобно мяукала.
  • Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan - Light shaking
  • Almaty city - For about 8 seconds
  • Yining - I was woken up from my sleep. A few stuffed animals fell from a shelf. There have been small aftershocks as late as 5 hours after.
  • Nalati (那拉提) - I was sleeping well and the shaking woke me. The shaking only lasted a few moments. Maybe 30 seconds. Other than waking me, nothing else was disturbed by the shaking.
  • Urumqi - Woke some family members from light sleep (we live on the 15th floor). Some plastic markers fell to the ground from a desk. Began with light swaying for about 2 seconds followed by stronger swaying that gradually declined over about 30 seconds or more.
  • EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Aug 08 22:49 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Xinjiang - A slight shake for 3-4 seconds which woke most of us from sleep.
  • Cheng Du - The building shook around 5-10 secounds
  • USGS Yongle, China Aug 08 21:37 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
  • Chongqing - We barely felt it in our home, but social media showed friends in Chongqing reporting feeling the shake and wondering if it was an earthquake.
  • nanchong - 3 seconds shaking while sitting on a sofa...felt it twice..no damage though
  • EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Aug 08 21:37 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 08 13:54 3.9 1 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yongle, China Aug 08 13:19 6.5 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Chengdu - Sol qui a tremblé nous sommes au 10eme étage de l'hôtel
  • Xi'an - Moderate shaking
  • Chengdu - Building swayed gently 5 times, over about 6 seconds. It is a 15 story building. I was in the middle.
  • Zhengzhou - Shaking lasted about 5-10 seconds
  • Chengdu - It was very weak shaking, I noticed the tv moving a bit
  • Chengdu - Barely noticed shaking on ground floor, but my wife lying in bed in 15th floor apartment reported dizzy wave for 15 seconds whilst lying on bed. Immediate reactions on my wife's WeChat feed from friends, including video footage from a friend driving near MianYang showing landslides on highway. Chengdu hospitals were sending all available ambulances within the hour. Limited information on News feeds, only information through private accounts and first hand witnesses who are friends.
  • Ankang, Shannxi - We are very far from where the Earthquake took place. I actually thought something was wrong with me, I felt myself moving slightly, left to right and dizzy just for about 20 seconds. First time I felt this.
  • xi'an - Strong shaking
  • Xi'an - We live on the 29th floor. We saw the lights swinging around violently and we didn't really feel the floor move. I guess it is just a lot worse if you live up this high. The neighbours on the first floor were almost undisturbed. It all lasted several minutes (it felt like that)
  • Deyang - Weak shaking
  • Chengdu - Bed swayed ever-so-slightly for a couple of seconds. On 6th floor of hotel. First thought: earthquake? Second thought: imagination. Upon waking this morning, I find that my first reaction was, sadly, correct.
  • Deyang City - no damage, but i was frightened.
  • Chengdu - From 30th floor first shaking then swaying lasting 30seconds. Strong enough to get a supplies bag to evacuate
  • GEOFON Gansu, China Aug 08 13:19 6.4 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 03 00:14 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Aug 01 06:13 5.6 85 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 30 03:12 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC E. Russia-n.e. China Border Reg. Jul 29 23:04 4.0 550 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 24 21:46 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 24 21:46 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 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.
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    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) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    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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