Yunnan, China Earthquake

Moderate earthquake in Southern Yunnan, China

Last update: January 28, 2014 at 3:22 pm by By

Update 15:22 UTC
Many houses suffered at least minor damage, like cracked walls and fallen tiles. Some houses are severely damaged, with collapsed walls, etc. So far no injuries are reported.

Magnitude 4.6 is reported by chinese authorities. The epicenter is located in southern Yunnan, close to the border to Laos.
First reports mention cracked buildings in towns near the epicenter. More damage reports are expected to follow. Quakes of this size in Yunnan generally damage many hundred buildings. Today’s quake is the fourth this year in Yunnan which causes damage.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 4.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-01-28 20:02:00

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-01-28 12:02:00

Depth (Hypocenter)  : 10 km

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