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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
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Domartang, China Aug 20 01:08 4.6 31 MAP
USGS Aozhong, China Aug 17 20:48 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 16 19:58 4.3 1 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 14 23:47 4.9 10 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 14 08:13 4.9 10 MAP
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 13 07:21 4.1 1 MAP
USGS Changning, China Aug 12 22:31 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Aug 12 22:31 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Xinjiang-qinghai Bdr Reg, China Aug 12 22:09 4.6 10 MAP
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 12 22:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xinjiang-qinghai Border Region, China Aug 12 22:09 4.6 10 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 12 03:32 4.8 10 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 12 03:06 4.3 10 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 11 11:08 4.6 10 MAP
USGS Domartang, China Aug 11 02:13 5.0 10 MAP
GEOFON Qinghai, China Aug 09 07:23 5.1 10 MAP
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Aug 09 07:23 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Xining - Lasted maybe 10 - 15 seconds. No damage here.
  • USGS Hongtu, China Aug 09 07:23 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 08 18:04 4.4 113 MAP
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Aug 08 18:04 4.6 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mongolia-china Border Region Aug 05 05:01 4.4 1 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jul 29 17:04 4.8 57 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jul 29 17:04 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nichinan, Japan Jul 26 17:11 4.6 34 MAP
    USGS Tanggulashan, China Jul 26 03:24 4.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Qinghai, China Jul 26 03:24 4.4 10 MAP
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Jul 26 03:24 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ewirgol, China Jul 22 12:32 4.7 25 MAP
    GEOFON Northern Xinjiang, China Jul 22 12:32 4.8 30 MAP
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jul 22 12:32 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xunchang, China Jul 22 08:26 4.6 35 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jul 22 08:26 4.6 53 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jul 22 08:26 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Jul 21 12:23 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Yunnan, China Jul 21 12:23 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yongbei, China Jul 21 12:23 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC China-russia-north Korea Border Jul 15 22:05 4.2 560 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pagnag, China Jul 15 17:41 4.9 11 MAP
    USGS Changning, China Jul 04 02:17 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jul 04 02:17 5.1 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jul 04 02:17 5.4 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - No property damaged. Light shaking, laster for about 30 - 45 seconds.
  • Zigong - 14th floor of hotel. My chair was shaking lightly for maybe 7-10 seconds.
  • USGS Pagnag, China Jul 03 19:32 4.2 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jul 03 04:27 4.8 103 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jul 03 04:27 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chongqing - Weak shaking
  • USGS Eastern Sichuan, China Jul 03 04:26 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 29 15:54 4.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Napug, China Jun 29 13:20 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gonghe, China Jun 24 13:24 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Yunnan, China Jun 24 13:24 4.8 40 MAP
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Jun 24 13:24 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • kunming - Moderate shaking
  • Kunming - I was showering and noticed that shower door shaking a it (as it was a sliding door.) the gomround was also shaking a bit. My aunt jumped up from her resting position in the bed to rush me into clothes.
  • Kunming - I was showering and noticed that shower door shaking a it (as it was a sliding door.) the gomround was also shaking a bit. My aunt jumped up from her resting position in the bed to rush me into clothes. It didn’t last long.
  • USGS Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 24 01:23 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chonglong, China Jun 23 23:35 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Changning, China Jun 23 00:28 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 23 00:28 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Sichuan-guizhou Border Rg, China Jun 23 00:28 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 22 14:29 5.2 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 22 14:29 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chongqing - No more than 10 seconds of active shaking, followed by the sway of the building stabilizing for about 20 seconds. Possible aftershock from last week.
  • Chengdu, Wuhou District - No damage. I am on the 8th floor of the Yitel, Hotel. Shaking was strong for 8-15 seconds. Tapered off for 5 seconds.
  • Chengdu - No more than 3 second, nothing damaged around . Good luck with your work guys !
  • USGS Changning, China Jun 22 14:29 5.3 10 MAP
    USGS Changning, China Jun 17 23:34 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 23:34 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 17 23:34 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chongqing - Light shaking
  • Chengdu - For at least 30 seconds felt shaking throughout the apartment
  • Chongqing - Strong shaking
  • Yibin - Strong shaking
  • Chengdu - In bed when experienced moderate shaking for ~30 seconds. Coat rack swayed significantly but didn't fall. No damage seen.
  • Chengdu - Very weak shaking
  • Yongchuan - Very weak shaking
  • Zunyi - felt it lying in bed
  • Dhankuta - Light shaking
  • Guiyang - On a senti le batiment osciller lentement durant une vingtaine de secondes
  • Austin texad - Felt like a jolt then afterwards a small series of shaking
  • Sichuan - Light shaking while in Bed
  • GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 21:03 4.7 10 MAP
    EMSC Sichuan-guizhou Border Rg, China Jun 17 21:03 4.8 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Changning, China Jun 17 21:03 4.9 10 MAP
    USGS Xegar, China Jun 17 17:58 4.6 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Changning, China Jun 17 16:37 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 16:37 4.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Sichuan-guizhou Border Rg, China Jun 17 16:37 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Changning, China Jun 17 16:29 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 16:29 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 17 16:29 4.6 10 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 17 15:36 5.2 30 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 15:36 5.1 10 MAP
    USGS Changning, China Jun 17 15:36 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chongqinq - Strong shaking
  • Deyang - One strong shake, light shaking afterwards
  • chengdu - felt it for probably 4 second. Could feel the whole building shaking. No damage though
  • Chongqing - About 30 seconds of shaking hanging lights shaking and doors windows audibly rattling. Many people outside.
  • Chongqing - I was on the 24th floor. Very strong shaking for about 10 seconds; lights swinging.
  • GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 17 14:55 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Sichuan province - Light shaking
  • Chengdu - Light shaking
  • Chengdu - Light shaking
  • Chengdu - Moderate shaking
  • tongliang,chongqing - woke up to bed moving
  • Chengdu - Weak shaking
  • Nanchong - maybe 15 seconds
  • Chengdu - Strong shaking
  • Chengdu - 5-10 seconds, first experience, but on 14th floor was significant swaying. Some are out on the street with phones.
  • Chongqing - 30 seconds of shaking, no damage, hanging lights swaying.
  • Chengdu - Some shaking for 3 or 4 seconds at around 14:54 UTC.
  • Chengdu - Strong but short burst... On 50th FLOOR! Quite the experience; visiting from Canada.
  • Chengdu - Aftershock 6-8 seconds maybe 3.7
  • Chengdu - Weak shaking
  • Chengdu - Two shakes.swaying building
  • Chengdu - Was woke this morning to bed shaking and aftershock around 0730 am today 6/19/2019. Live on the 18th floor.
  • USGS Changning, China Jun 17 14:55 5.8 10 MAP
    GEOFON Qinghai, China Jun 11 13:56 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Jun 11 13:56 4.5 10 MAP
    USGS Hoit Taria, China Jun 11 13:56 4.5 10 MAP
    USGS Aksu, China Jun 07 21:47 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Jun 05 07:27 4.4 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Xiluodu, China Jun 05 07:27 4.4 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 31 16:01 4.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luring, China May 31 00:36 4.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 29 05:23 3.9 1 MAP
    USGS Jiajuedibu, China May 26 02:09 4.8 10 MAP
    USGS Jiajuedibu, China May 26 01:44 4.7 10 MAP
    USGS Kashi, China May 18 07:53 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 18 07:53 4.5 1 MAP
    USGS Jilin-heilongjiang Border Region, China May 17 22:24 4.8 16 MAP
    EMSC Jilin-heilongjiang Bdr, China May 17 22:24 4.8 15 MAP
    GEOFON Northeastern China May 17 22:24 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jilin City - Several short periods of light shaking each not lasting more than 5-7 seconds. Total time I felt the shaking was less than 30 seconds. At least one other friend in this city felt the shaking too. No building damage.
  • USGS Kashi, China May 17 19:49 4.3 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 16 16:11 4.4 1 MAP
    USGS Xiluodu, China May 15 20:33 4.8 37 MAP
    GEOFON Sichuan, China May 15 20:33 4.9 50 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China May 15 20:33 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China May 14 09:48 4.3 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Western Nei Mongol, China May 11 21:55 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Zhangye, China May 11 21:55 4.2 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) ?
    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.
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    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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