China earthquake

Updated: 8/14/2018 2:43:15 AM
At least 24 people were injured in earthquakes that have jolted Tonghai County in China's southwestern Yunnan Province in the past two days, according to data from the provincial civil affairs department.
Around 69,600 people were affected by the quakes, which damaged over 8,000 homes. A total of 33,148 people have been relocated.
A 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the county at 03:50 BJT on Tuesday (1950 GMT on Monday), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
It came just 26 hours after another 5.0-magnitude earthquake hit the same area Monday morning, injuring 18 people.
Source: DORRIS

Published Monday, May 12, 2008

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the First Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at 14:28:01 China Standard Time on May 12, 2008. Measuring at 8.0 Ms, the earthquake's epicenter was located 80 kilometres west-northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital, with a focal depth of 19 km. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries and as far away as both Beijing and Shanghai—1,500 km and 1,700 km away—where office buildings swayed with the tremor. Strong aftershocks, some exceeding 6 Ms, continued to hit the area up to several months after the main quake, causing further casualties and damage.
Source: DORRIS

China earthquake Facts

Power: 8
Affected Area: 1700 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Geo
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 87476

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