2005 Ruichang earthquake
|Date||28 November 2005|
|Magnitude||5.2 to 5.7 Ms|
|Casualties||at least 14 killed|
The 2005 Ruichang earthquake occurred at 8:49 am local time on 26 November in Ruichang, Jiangxi, China. Reports from different authorities of the earthquake's Richter magnitude ranged from 5.2 to 5.7. At least fourteen people died, including five in Ruichang, seven in neighboring Jiujiang, and two across the river in Wuxue, Hubei. At least 370 people were injured, including twenty seriously so. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and thousands damaged. Residents temporarily fled homes, businesses, and even hospitals for fear of aftershocks. Local temperatures were mild at the time, around 10 °C. Shockwaves were felt as far away as Shangrao, Changsha, and Wuhan.