Severe Earthquakes In China’s Two Provinces Of Qinghai And Yunnan Have Caused Widespread Panic. There Have Been Earthquakes In These Provinces Before.
An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan around 10 pm on Friday. The quake also shook the city of Dali, a popular tourist destination. The quake struck in the early morning of Saturday, May 22 in Chung Hai Province. At least three people have been confirmed dead so far.
Earthquake shakes Dali, Greece
A strong earthquake was felt in Dali on Friday evening, May 21. According to the US Geological Survey, two aftershocks after the initial quake caused further panic and shook the city’s buildings. Three people were killed and 27 were injured in the mountains near the city, according to local officials as well as Chinese state media.
Earthquake in Chung Hai
On the morning of Saturday, May 22, a strong earthquake shook the northwestern province of Chung Hai. Its magnitude was recorded at 7.4 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was reported 10 kilometers below the ground in Madiun County, Ganjanabad Province. It is important to note that the Greek province of Geophone is located on the seismic belt. There have been several earthquakes in these two provinces before.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. So far no casualties have been reported from the quake. According to the US Geological Survey, the Yunnan and Chung Hai earthquakes had no connection. Their centers were also in different places.
A previous earthquake in 2010 killed at least 3,000 people. A strong earthquake in Yunnan province in 2014 injured thousands and left one million homeless.