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Deadly Mag 6.5 Quake strikes central China

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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:14 PM
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Will update with more info



Of note: China Earthquake Networks Center measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.0.


USGS
M 6.5 - Sichuan-Gansu border region, China

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.5
Date-Time
8 Aug 2017 13:19:50 UTC
8 Aug 2017 21:19:50 near epicenter
8 Aug 2017 05:19:50 standard time in your timezone
Location 33.217N 103.843E
Depth 10 km
Distances
36.7 km (22.7 mi) W of Yongle, China
180.6 km (112.0 mi) NNW of Jiangyou, China
204.3 km (126.7 mi) WNW of Guangyuan, China
209.4 km (129.8 mi) NNW of Mianyang, China
283.6 km (175.8 mi) N of Chengdu, China
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.3 km; Vertical 1.8 km
Parameters Nph = 88; Dmin = 1362.5 km; Rmss = 0.75 seconds; Gp = 22°
Version =
Event ID us 2000a5x1
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:16 PM
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The tremors were felt in Xian, several hundred kilometres from the epicentre


An earthquake has killed at least five people and injured more than 60 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, officials say.
The 6.5-magnitude quake struck in the sparsely-populated north of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey said.
Some reports suggest the death toll could be much higher. The epicentre was close to an area popular with tourists.



BBC
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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Seven dead, 100 feared trapped as quake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Sichuan Province

Epicentre was in a nature reserve where tourists go.


At least seven were killed and 100 fear trapped after an earthquake measuring 6.5 in magnitude struck China’s Sichuan Province on Tuesday evening. The quake also caused some damage to buildings in the area. The region is known to be sparsely populated with mostly ethnic Tibetans, many of whom are nomadic herders.
The epicentre of the quake, however, is said to be close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist destination, which, lies on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in northern Sichuan province. Meanwhile, the China Earthquake Networks Center measured the earthquake at magnitude 7.0.

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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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As many as a 100 are feared dead,

The seven confirmed dead were tourists
The guardian
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: violet

I'll be watching this one, 7.0 eh. It seems they're getting more powerful by the decade.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
a reply to: violet

I'll be watching this one, 7.0 eh. It seems they're getting more powerful by the decade.



Some reports say 7.0 since China clocked it as that but USGS has it at 6.5.

Yes they do seem to be intensifying the past decade
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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This happened ages ago, today. Surely this can't be the first ATS thread on this?



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: Kuroodo

No...crappiekat posted this morning the Quake Watch thread.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: Kuroodo
This happened ages ago, today. Surely this can't be the first ATS thread on this?

Well I didn't find another thread on it.
It occurred about 5 hrs ago or about 9:30 pm China time Tuesday, I think.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 05:17 PM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
a reply to: violet

I'll be watching this one, 7.0 eh. It seems they're getting more powerful by the decade.


Because big earthquakes never used to happen, in the good old days?



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
a reply to: violet

I'll be watching this one, 7.0 eh. It seems they're getting more powerful by the decade.



They seem to follow each other around the globe. Like they refractively reflect off the outer core and destabilize another region about 103 degrees away:

staff.on.br...

Mainly because it is the region that receives both P and S waves.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

Interesting, thank you for that



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: violet

Thanks for posting. I saw this on Before It's News and didn't have time to check if it was on teh up and up.

I hope there's not too much loss of life...

Prayers for China!

peace



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:54 PM
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Another 6.3 just happened at the China-Kazakhstan border.
www.emsc-csem.org...



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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There's been another

It's being listed as Kazakhstan once I view it . Or they changed it to that after I got the alert the staffer had already typed out.
At any rate it's northern China, close but not really qualifying as an aftershock.

Illl search more info on it

earthquake.usgs.gov...
Details:
M6.3 - northern Xinjiang, China

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.3
Date-Time
8 Aug 2017 23:27:54 UTC
9 Aug 2017 05:27:54 near epicenter
8 Aug 2017 15:27:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 44.323N 82.837E
Depth 25 km
Distances
63.6 km (39.4 mi) WSW of Todok, China
226.7 km (140.6 mi) E of Zharkent, Kazakhstan
235.7 km (146.2 mi) SW of Baijiantan, China
255.3 km (158.3 mi) W of Shihezi, China
362.1 km (224.5 mi) ESE of Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 7.3 km; Vertical 4.5 km
Parameters Nph = 116; Dmin = 278.0 km; Rmss = 0.84 seconds; Gp = 20°
Version =
Event ID us 2000a65e

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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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a reply to: intergalactic fire
Thanks I just posted below yours , we must have posted at same time



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: stormcell
That's interesting.

What's your take on the one that just happened on the China Kazakhstan border? I posted above. Close by . Not an aftershock to the op one though right?

Pic showing both of today's 6+ quakes in that region.
Red pin is op China one
Orange pin is latest one on the border of northern China and Kazakhstan


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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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9 dead, 6 were tourists , 100 trapped in a landslide



SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed, including six tourists, and 164 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwest China's Sichuan province, the local government and official media said on Wednesday.

The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan on Tuesday evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a tourist destination.

The Sichuan government said 100 tourists had been trapped by a landslide following the quake. The official China News Service said on Wednesday that six tourists were among the dead.

Reuters
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posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: violet
a reply to: stormcell
That's interesting.

What's your take on the one that just happened on the China Kazakhstan border? I posted above. Close by . Not an aftershock to the op one though right?

Pic showing both of today's 6+ quakes in that region.
Red pin is op China one
Orange pin is latest one on the border of northern China and Kazakhstan



Looks like the mountain range craton is readjusting the tension between the plates on all sides. Those mountains extend further downwards into the mantle than up into the sky, almost like giant rocky teeth - they get called cratons.



posted on Aug, 8 2017 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: violet
9 dead, 6 were tourists , 100 trapped in a landslide



SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nine people have been killed, including six tourists, and 164 injured in an earthquake that struck a remote and mountainous part of southwest China's Sichuan province, the local government and official media said on Wednesday.

The quake hit a sparsely populated area 200 km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan on Tuesday evening at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a tourist destination.

The Sichuan government said 100 tourists had been trapped by a landslide following the quake. The official China News Service said on Wednesday that six tourists were among the dead.

Reuters



3 of the dead were from Hong Kong, according to the news.

It's a big tourist spot.

Great views, I hear.

It's 9 dead and 164 injured so far.


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