China stockpiling food at historically high levels

China stockpiling food at historically high levels

China is stockpiling food at historically high levels and now has more than half of the world's maize and other grains. By mid-2022, the country is estimated to hold 69% of the world’s corn reserves, 60% of rice, and 51% of wheat. At the end of 2021,…

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits northern Qinghai, China

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit northern Qinghai, China at 17:45 UTC on January 7, 2022 (01:45 LT, January 8). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at depth of 10 km. China Earthquake Networks…

At least 22 people injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Yunnan, China

At least 22 people injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Yunnan, China

A shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M5.5 hit southwestern China's Yunnan Province at 07:02 UTC on January 2, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS registered it as M5.4 at a depth of 38.4 km (23.8 miles); EMSC M5.4 at a depth of…

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Temperature in China’s Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

Severe cold wave sweeping through northern China dropped the temperature in the city of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia autonomous region to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F) on December 23, 2021. The cold snap continued over the Christmas weekend and into the new week. While…

Heavy snow and blizzards hit northeastern China

Heavy snow and blizzards hit northeastern China

China's northeastern provinces are enduring the country's third cold wave of the season since Saturday, November 20, 2021, with heavy snow and blizzards sweeping the region. The most aggressive phase of the event hit the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin…

Major early-season snowstorm hits northern China

Major early-season snowstorm hits northern China

A significant coldwave is affecting China, bringing the first major snowstorm of the season to much of the country's northern regions, including the capital Beijing. The conditions prompted China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) to issue the…