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M5.6 earthquake in Yunnan, China, Friday, 7 September 2012 at 03:19 (GMT)

A series of moderate but shallow magnitude 5.6 quakes have occurred this morning in Yunnan, China. Tens of people have been killed and hundreds injured.

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 12km SW of Jiaokui, China on Friday, 7 September 2012

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 12km SW of Jiaokui, China on Friday, 7 September 2012
Date & time: Friday, 7 September 2012 03:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:19 (Asia/Chongqing)
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 9.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.5079°N / 103.928°E (China)
Nearest volcano: Tengchong (607 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 7 Sep 2012
Fri, 7 Sep 03:19 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmYunnan, ChinaGFZ
Fri, 7 Sep 03:19 UTCM 5.6 / 10 kmSICHUAN-YUNNAN-GUIZHOU RG, CHINAEMSC
Fri, 7 Sep 03:19 UTCM 5.3 / 71 kmYunnan, ChinaBMKG

 

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