2014 Yutian earthquake

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2014 Yutian earthquake
2014 Yutian earthquake is located in Xinjiang
2014 Yutian earthquake
Date 12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)
Magnitude 6.9 Mw[1]
Depth 12.0 kilometres (7 mi)
Epicenter Yutian County, Xinjiang (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.)
Areas affected China
Total damage 90,000 houses damaged
1.08 billion CNY (177.5 million USD)[2]
Casualties 0[3]
11,515 livestock killed

The 2014 Yutian earthquake struck Xinjiang on 12 February at 17:19 Beijing Time. The epicenter was located in Aqiang Township, Yutian County. The United States Geological Survey reported its magnitude to be 6.9.[1][4] News reports indicate that no people were killed, but the earthquake could be felt in the seat of Yutian County, Aqiang Township, and Aksu Prefecture far to the north. The earthquake was reported to be felt in Ngari, Zanda and Tholing, and as far away as Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, northern Pakistan, western Nepal, eastern Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Almaty, in Kazakhstan.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 M6.9 - 272km ESE of Hotan, China (BETA)
  2. "Extremely dangerous earthquake in Xinjiang, China – ca. 60,000 severely damaged houses, 85,000 people relocated and 11,000+ animals killed". Earthquake-Report.com. 12 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 新疆和田7.3级地震 暂无人员伤亡报告,亚太日报,2014年2月13日
  4. Buckley, Chris (February 12, 2014). "Earthquake Strikes Remote Area of China". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>