2006 Yanjin earthquake

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2006 Yanjin earthquake
2006 Yanjin earthquake is located in Yunnan
2006 Yanjin earthquake
Zhaotong
Zhaotong
Kunming
Kunming
Date 22 July 2006 (2006-07-22)
Magnitude 5.2 Mw [1]
Depth 10.0 km
Epicenter 27°59′31″N 104°12′54″E / 27.992°N 104.215°E / 27.992; 104.215
(Yanjin County, Yunnan)
Areas affected China
Casualties At least 19 [2][3]

The 2006 Yanjin earthquake was a magnitude 5.2 [1] earthquake in Yanjin County, Yunnan, China. It occurred on July 22, 2006, at 01:10 UTC (09:10 local time). Seismologists have placed the epicentre at 27°59′31″N 104°12′54″E / 27.992°N 104.215°E / 27.992; 104.215, and its hypocenter at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi), 35 km (22 mi) WNW from Zhaotong.[1][dubious ]

The earthquake toppled at least 1400 houses and sent large boulders tumbling down the hillsides onto residential areas in the mountainous southern regions of Yunnan. Chinese officials have been reported as saying that the tremor killed 16 and injured 60 people in Yanjin County, and killed a further three and injured 46 more in nearby Daguan County.[3][4]

Railroad services in the region were halted by the quake, as the quake damaged the local railroad tracks, forcing officials to shut down service between Neijiang, Sichuan and Kunming, Yunnan.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Deaths Injured
Confirmed Estimated
Yanjin County 16 60
Daguan County 3 46
Total 19 106
Note: Dash ( — ) indicates no figures presently available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Magnitude 5.2 - SICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU REGION, CHINA". USGS Preliminary Report. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Quake Rocks China, 19 Dead". CBS. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Moderate quake in southwest China kills 18". Reuters AlertNet. 2006-07-22. Archived from the original on 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 
  4. ^ "Moderate quake in southwest China kills 18". The Statesman. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2006-07-23. [dead link]