2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake

2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake
2017年九寨沟地震
2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake is located in Sichuan
2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake
Date 8 August 2017
Origin time 21:19:49.570 CST ( UTC+8) ( USGS)
Duration 15 seconds [1]
Magnitude Ms 7.0 ( CENC)
Mw 6.5 ( USGS)
Depth about 20 kilometres ( CENC)
9 kilometres ( USGS)
Epicenter 33°11′35″N 103°51′18″E / 33°11′35″N 103°51′18″E / 33.193; 103.855
Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China
Areas affected Sichuan Province, Gansu Province and Shaanxi Province
Max. intensity VII ( USGS)
Aftershocks 1,741 (including 30 major aftershocks)
Casualties 24 dead, 493 injured, including 45 critically injured [2]

The 2017 Jiuzhaigou earthquake occurred on 8 August 2017, in Zhangzha Town, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The earthquake was registered at Ms 7.0 and killed at least 24 people in the mountainous region of northern Sichuan.

Earthquake

The distribution of the seismic intensity of this earthquake, where the epicentre is labelled with a star ( USGS)

The earthquake struck at 21:19:46 China Standard Time (CST, UTC+8) on 8 August 2017 in Zhangzha Town in Jiuzhaigou County (33°12′N 103°49′E / 33°12′N 103°49′E / 33.20; 103.82) with magnitude 7.0. [a] [b] [7] Cities as far away as Lanzhou, Chengdu and Xi'an felt the quake. [8] The epicenter was 39 kilometres from the county seat of Jiuzhaigou County, 66 kilometres from Songpan County, 83 kilometres from Zhouqu County, 90 kilometres from Zoigê County, 105 kilometres from Longnan City, and 285 kilometres from Chengdu City. [9]