Earthquake in China
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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9 August 2017
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National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC)
Description of the event
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck the northwestern region of China's Xhinjiang province on 08 August. Two aftershocks were also reported a few minutes later at 5.2 and 5.3 magnitude. No casualties or damage were reported by authorities.
The Xinjiang quake struck at a depth of 11 km and although there were no towns within 20km in the sparsely populated remote areas near the epicentre, residents several hundred km away felt the tremors.
A few hours earlier a strong quake shook the south western province of Sichuan (in a related Charter activation) and affected over 100,000 houses and killed at least 19 people.