Strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake M6.5 struck China

A strong, shallow and extremely dangerous earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.5 (CENC – China) struck Ludian county of Yunnan province, China, on August 3, 2014, at 08:30 UTC. CENC is reporting depth of 10 km. USGS is reporting M6.1 at depth of 10 km. The shaking lasted for about 30 seconds.According to USGS, epicenter was located 11 km (7 miles) WNW of Wenping, 29 km (18 miles) WSW of Zhaotong, 91 km (57 miles) WNW of Weining and 135 km (84 miles) ESE of Xichang, ChinaThere are 6 661 549 people living within 100 km radius.This earthquake had mainly horizontal movement, the most dangerous type of earthquakes possible.Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though som… »

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