2000 Yunnan earthquake

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2000 Yunnan earthquake
2000 Yunnan earthquake is located in China
2000 Yunnan earthquake
Date January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14)
Magnitude 5.9 Mw
Epicenter 25°37′N 101°04′E / 25.61°N 101.06°E / 25.61; 101.06Coordinates: 25°37′N 101°04′E / 25.61°N 101.06°E / 25.61; 101.06
Areas affected China
Casualties 7 killed
2,528 injured
92,479 displaced

The 2000 Yunnan earthquake occurred on January 14 at 23:37 UTC, in Yunnan, China. The earthquake killed 7 people, and caused much damage in central Yunnan Province.

The quake was moderate, with a magnitude of 5.9; however, it left 2,528 injured, 92,479 homeless and destroyed over 41,000 homes.[1]

It was preceded by a magnitude 5.5 foreshock at 22:09, and a 4.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same area on 26 January.

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  1. ^ "Today In Earthquake History: January 14". USGS. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-11-05.