Strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 struck China - Myanmar border region

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.1 (CENC) struck China – Myanmar border region on May 30, 2014 at 01:20 UTC. Chinese CENC is reporting shallow depth of 12 km. The earthquake struck at 09:20 local time in a region prone to earthquakes.EMSC is reporting M5.9 earthquake at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), USGS said M5.8 at the same depth. By 09:00 UTC today CENC reported 14 aftershocks. See their updated list here.According to the USGS, epicenter was located in China’s Yunnan Province, 27 km (17 miles) N of Pingyuan, China, and 65 km (40 miles) SE of Myitkyina, Myanmar. Earthquakes in this region are caused by the continental collision of the India and Eurasia plates.There are about 2 550 807 people living within 100 k… »

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