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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 China Lake Acres, California Jul 23 04:53 2.5 1 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northeastern China Jul 22 23:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Jilin-heilongjiang Bdr, China Jul 22 23:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Fuyu, China Jul 22 23:13 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jul 19 14:17 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Jul 18 13:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Northern Qinghai, China Jul 18 13:21 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Aksu, China Jul 17 23:59 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 17 23:59 4.5 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Xiasi, China Jul 16 22:56 4.9 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Jul 16 22:56 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Sichuan, China Jul 16 22:56 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Burang, China Jul 15 16:56 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 15 05:03 3.8 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jul 15 04:54 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Vinchina, Argentina Jul 13 15:26 5.1 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jul 12 10:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Qinghai, China Jul 12 10:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Hongtu, China Jul 12 10:42 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Kashi, China Jul 10 22:05 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 10 22:05 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jul 09 19:33 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Motuo, China Jul 09 07:59 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It
USGS Changji, China Jul 03 10:04 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jul 03 10:04 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 30 14:35 4.0 70 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 28 19:46 4.1 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 26 11:32 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 26 07:35 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 26 07:35 4.4 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Jun 25 05:34 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Jun 24 00:11 3.6 1 MAP I Felt It
USGS Xinling, China Jun 18 09:39 4.4 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Zhamog, China Jun 16 21:43 4.2 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tanggulashan, China Jun 13 19:38 4.7 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jun 13 19:38 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jun 08 04:31 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Qinghai, China Jun 08 00:56 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Tanggulashan, China Jun 08 00:56 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Sichuan, China Jun 06 06:05 4.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Gansu, China Jun 03 10:11 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lanzhou - 3 secondes- No damage
  • USGS Jinchang, China Jun 03 10:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 27 21:39 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Baima, China May 18 23:07 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Qinghai, China May 15 16:20 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Qinghai-sichuan Border Rg, China May 15 16:20 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Qinghai-sichuan Border Region, China May 15 16:20 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China May 14 05:28 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hotan, China May 14 05:28 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 11 04:03 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 10 23:38 4.0 1 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 10 22:00 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China May 10 21:58 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China May 04 05:40 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Sichuan, China May 04 05:40 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Zhaxi, China May 04 05:40 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 25 14:33 4.3 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jiannan, China Apr 22 21:26 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Apr 22 21:26 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 22 21:26 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Yilkiqi, China Apr 20 03:39 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 20 03:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 20 03:39 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Apr 19 23:26 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sichuan-gansu Border Reg, China Apr 10 18:25 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Sichuan, China Apr 10 18:25 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Arzak, China Mar 27 15:27 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 27 15:27 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Shimen, China Mar 26 23:55 5.0 27 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Yunnan, China Mar 26 23:55 5.0 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Mar 26 23:55 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Yunnan, China Mar 26 23:40 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Shangjie, China Mar 26 23:40 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Mar 26 23:40 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Yilkiqi, China Mar 19 13:45 4.4 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 19 13:45 4.6 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 19 13:45 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Northern Xinjiang, China Mar 16 11:18 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wenping, China Mar 12 12:21 4.8 39 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Mar 12 12:21 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Mar 12 12:21 4.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Vinchina, Argentina Mar 11 07:00 5.2 91 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 09 02:00 4.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Qiemo, China Mar 07 16:22 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 07 16:22 4.7 2 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Mar 07 16:22 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Bo Hai, China Mar 02 18:48 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 28 17:03 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Aral, China Feb 28 17:03 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Southern Xinjiang, China Feb 28 17:03 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Zhadong, China Feb 26 18:48 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Eastern Sichuan, China Feb 25 19:24 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chengdu - Je suis au 29ème étage d'un hôtel à Chengdu ( Hôtel Somerset ) Entre 3 et 4 h ce matin, j'ai été réveillé par des secousses qui ont duré je pense environ 2 ou 3 secondes. J'ai tout de suite pensé à un tremblement de terre. Je n'ai pas connaissance de dégas. Sur la messagerie WeChat, une autre personne de Chengdu a posté vers 4h un commentaire sur une observation de secousses.
  • USGS Maoping, China Feb 22 18:41 4.2 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hubei, China Feb 22 18:41 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wenping, China Feb 08 11:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Yunnan, China Feb 08 11:11 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Sichuan-yunnan-guizhou Rg, China Feb 08 11:11 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Nichinan, Japan Feb 07 07:21 4.4 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luring, China Feb 06 05:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hotan, China Feb 04 13:44 4.6 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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    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) ?
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    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) ?
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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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