2003 Zhaosu earthquake

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2003 Zhaosu earthquake
2003 Zhaosu earthquake is located in Kazakhstan
2003 Zhaosu earthquake
Date December 1, 2003
Origin time 1:38:31 UTC
Magnitude 6.0 Mw [1]
Depth 10 km
Epicenter 42°54′18″N 80°30′54″E / 42.905°N 80.515°E / 42.905; 80.515
Areas affected Kazakhstan and China
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)
Casualties 10 [2]

The 2003 Zhaosu earthquake, also known as the Syumbinskoe earthquake, occurred on December 1 at 01:38 UTC. The epicenter was located in the Almaty Region, Kazakhstan, near the Sino–Kazakh border.[3] The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw 6.0 and had a maximum observed intensity of VII (Very strong) on the Medvedev–Sponheuer–Karnik scale.[4] The epicenter was close to the Zhaosu County, Xinjiang, where 10 people were reported dead, 73 people injured, and more than 800 buildings collapsed. Some people were evacuated in Zhaosu.[5] The earthquake occurred in the cold winter, and the 30 cm ground snow covered the roads in the mountainous region and hindered the relief work.[6]

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  1. ^ "Significant Earthquakes of the World". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ CNN (December 1, 2003). "Powerful China quake kills 10". CNN. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ Tanatkan, Abakanov (2007). "Seismological researches in Republic of Kazakhstan" (PDF). Institute of Seismology. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Tanatkan, Abakanov. "The program of seismic safety ensuring in Kazakhstan" (PDF). Institute of Seismology. pp. 3, 5. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2003年全球破坏性地震综述". Shandong Earthquake Administration. Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ People's Daily Online (December 2, 2003). "Earthquake hits NW China's Xinjiang, kills 11". People's Daily. Retrieved April 13, 2013.