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M 5.9 in China on 20 Jan 2016 17:13 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 5.9M
  • Depth: Km
  • Event Date: 20 Jan 2016 17:13 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 2611227 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 20 Jan 2016 17:36 UTC


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Articles: 479 | About casualties: 53 | Last hour: 0

Sismo deja 9 heridos y más de 600 casas dañadas en noroeste de China
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:14:00 +0100   cctv-es (es)

01-22-2016 13:54 Nueve personas resultaron heridas a consecuencia de un potente terremoto ocurrido en la provincia de Qinghai en el noroeste de China, en un momento de gélidas temperaturas. La Administración de Sismología de China registró un fuerte temblor de 6,4 grados de magnitud a eso de la....

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9 injured, more than 600 houses damaged in NW China quake
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:31:00 +0100   cctv-en (en)

Nine people were injured after a strong earthquake struck China’s northwest Qinghai province amid freezing weather. The China Earthquake Administration recorded the strongest tremor at magnitude 6.4 at midnight, followed by more than 500 aftershocks. More than 600 houses were damaged and economic....

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Earthquake damages dozens of houses in northwest China
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:09:00 +0100   aa-en (en)

BEIJING. More than 50 houses were damaged after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit China’s northwest Qinghai province, causing residents to panic and run into the streets in freezing temperatures. State media reported that the tremor at 1.13 a.m. Thursday (1713GMT Wednesday) caused cracks in the walls....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (64), (2), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (6), INFORM (2),

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