2012 Yangzhou earthquake

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2012 Yangzhou earthquake
Date 20 July 2012 (2012-07-20)
Magnitude 4.9 Mw
Depth 13.9 kilometres (8.6 mi)American sources or 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)Chinese sources
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Areas affected China
Casualties 1 dead, 2 injured

The 2012 Yangzhou earthquake occurred in Jiangsu Province of the People's Republic of China at 20:11(UTC+8) in Yangzhou on July 20.


The epicenter was located at the boundary of Baoying County and Gaoyou City, both of which under the jurisdiction of Yangzhou.[1] The earthquake could be felt in a number of nearby cities including Changzhou, Xuzhou, Zhenjiang and Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province.


The quake measured 4.9 on the moment magnitude scale. According to official sources, one person died and two were injured as a result of the earthquake. Thirteen rooms collapsed and 155 rooms were severely damaged.[2]


  1. Sohu.com. "Sohu.com." 高邮宝应4.9级地震为江苏陆地20年来最大地震 Retrieved on 2012-07-21.
  2. People.com.cn. "People.com.cn." 江苏高邮市宝应县交界4.9级地震致1人死亡、2人受伤 Retrieved on 2012-07-21.

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