The first earthquake Size 6.1, Who scored Yunnan, Occurred this Friday at 9:48 pm (3:48 pm. GMT). According to the USGS, its epicenter is located at a depth of 10 km near the popular tourist destination of Dali. At least following that Two lines.
At least Two died In the mountains, local officials said in a statement, including a truck driver who was crushed by a falling rock. Twenty-two more were injured, according to China’s official news agency.
A few hours later, 1,200 km from the first earthquake., Another earthquake a 7.3 Size According to the USGS, it hit the least populous province of Qinghai (northeast).
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
No casualties or damage Not immediately reported in this remote region located on the Tibetan Plateau.
New China says rescue teams have been sent to both sites.
In Yunnan, than 20,000 were evicted According to regional officials, about 100,000 people live in rural communities in the area.
Some buildings collapsed and others were damaged, officials said. ” The situation is closely monitored and checked 2, they underlined.
Local media shows the videos Pottery falling from the shelves As well as residents fleeing after the earthquake.
China Center for Seismic Networks (CENC) advised people “ Stay away from buildings », In a message posted on the Weibo platform.
The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
China continues to suffer from earthquakes, Especially in its mountainous areas west and southwest.
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in 2008 devastated the southwestern province of Sichuan, killing at least 87,000 people or leaving hundreds missing.
In February 2003, another 6.8 magnitude earthquake killed 268 people in Xinjiang. Significant material damage.
In 2010, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Qinghai killed at least 3,000 people and left many missing.
One October 2014Hundreds of people were injured and more than 100,000 were evacuated after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Yunnan.
This part Located near the border of Burma and Laos Very vulnerable to earthquakes, Due to the collision of Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates forming the vast Himalayan mountain range.