2014 Yingjiang earthquake

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2014 Yingjiang earthquake
2014 Yingjiang earthquake is located in Yunnan
2014 Yingjiang earthquake
Date 24 May 2014 (2014-05-24)
Magnitude 5.6 Mw
Depth 12.0 kilometres (7 mi)
Epicenter Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province)
Areas affected China
Total damage 367 million CNY[1]
Max. intensity VII (Very strong)
Casualties 15 injured

The 2014 Yingjiang earthquake occurred on 24 May at 4:49 a.m. local time in Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province, China,[2] with a moment magnitude of 5.6 and a maximum perceived intensity of VII (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale.[3] The epicenter was in the town of Kachang.[4] There were 14 aftershocks, according to the Yunnan provincial seismological bureau.[4][5]

The earthquake affected about 23,800 people and destroyed 9,412 homes.[4] More than 8,000 people were evacuated and a power outage occurred around the epicenter.[4] The Yunnan region is seismically active, lying within the complex zone of deformation caused by the ongoing collision between the Eurasian Plate and Indian Plate.[4]


Three relocation sites were set up for 8,465 displaced residents.[4] The provincial seismological bureau dispatched a work team of 50 people for surveying, investigation and disaster assessment.[4] The Yunnan Provincial Civil Affairs Department sent 1,600 tents, 2,000 quilts and 1,000 folding beds to affected areas.[4]

See also


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  2. "5.6-magnitude quake hits SW China's Yunnan". People's Daily. Retrieved 24 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "M5.8 - 27km NNW of Pingyuan, China". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 4 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 "12 injured in SW China quake". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 24 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Более 23 тыс. человек пострадали в результате землетрясения на юго-западе Китая (in Russian). ITAR-TASS. Retrieved 24 May 2014. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>