14 injured, dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hits China’s Yunnan

14-injured-dozens-of-homes-damaged-after-shallow-m5-9-earthquake-hits-china-s-yunnan

At least 14 people have been injured and dozens of homes damaged after shallow M5.9 earthquake hit China's Yunnan Province at 02:31 UTC (10:31 local time) on September 8, 2018. The USGS registered the quake as M5.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

Provincial seismological bureau placed the epicenter near the town of Tongguan in Mojiang Hani Autonomous County and registered a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). A total of 55 aftershocks were registered by 15:00 local time, with 1 above M3, two above M4 and one above M5.

Dozens of homes were damaged and at least 14 people suffered minor injuries.

Tremors were felt in the 15 towns in Mojiang as well as cities including Kunming, the provincial capital, the bureau said.

Image credit: USGS

Traffic, telecommunications, and power supply have returned to normal in most parts of Tongguan, the town nearest to the epicenter.

Rescuers in Tongguan told Xinhua that the casualties would not be high as most villagers were farming outdoors when the quake struck.

Featured image credit: Xinhua

If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.

Share:

Related articles

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.

Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.

All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.

You can choose the level of your support.

Stay kind, vigilant and ready!

$5 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$50 /year

$10 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$100 /year

$25 /month

  • Ad-free account
  • Instant comments
  • Direct communication
  • New features and apps suggestions
  • Early access to new apps and features

$200 /year

You can also support us by sending us a one-off payment using PayPal:

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.