2012 Yangzhou earthquake

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2012 Yangzhou Earthquake
Date 20 July 2012 (2012-07-20)
Magnitude 4.9
Depth 13.9 kilometres (8.6 mi)American sources or 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)Chinese sources
Epicenter 32°59′24″N 119°38′42″E / 32.990°N 119.645°E / 32.990; 119.645Coordinates: 32°59′24″N 119°38′42″E / 32.990°N 119.645°E / 32.990; 119.645
Areas affected China
Casualties 1 dead, 2 injured

The 2012 Yangzhou earthquake occurred in Jiangsu Province of the People's Republic of China at 20:11(UTC+8) in Yangzhou on July 20.

Location[edit]

The epicenter was located at the boundary of Baoying County and Gaoyou City, both of which under the jurisdiction of Yangzhou.[1] The earthquake could be felt in a number of nearby cities including Changzhou, Xuzhou, Zhenjiang and Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province.

Damage[edit]

The quake measured 4.9 on the Richter scale. According to official sources, one person died and two were injured as a result of the earthquake. Thirteen rooms collapsed and 155 rooms were severely damaged.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sohu.com. "Sohu.com." 高邮宝应4.9级地震为江苏陆地20年来最大地震 Retrieved on 2012-07-21.
  2. ^ People.com.cn. "People.com.cn." 江苏高邮市宝应县交界4.9级地震致1人死亡、2人受伤 Retrieved on 2012-07-21.