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2011 Yunnan (China) Earthquake

An 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred on Mar. 10, 2011 in China

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  • Mar 14, 2011
This is the earthquake that happened one day before the Japanese 8.9 magnitude somewhere near the border of Burma within the province of Yunnan in China. The death toll is some 25. Both the Chinese and Japanese earthquakes were results of shifts in different tectonic plates though.
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March 14, 2011
pretty disturbing....
 
March 14, 2011
Wow, I had no idea that there was an earthquake in China just the day before! My thoughts go out to all the folks in Asia. Extra scary that I just dropped my parents off at the airport to embark on a month long tour of Asia. I just hope that the worse is over.
March 15, 2011
I hope so too! I'd be in Shanghai this weekend! There are prediction that another earthquake going to hit Japan next month. Some 9+ magnitude!
 
March 14, 2011
I read somewhere that geologists have revised the 8.9 up to a full 9.0 over the weekend as they continued examining their seismic data.
 
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The 2011 Yunnan earthquake was a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred on 10 March 2011, at 12:58 CST with its epicenter in Yingjiang County,YunnanPeople's Republic of China, near the Burmese border.[2] At least 25 people died and 250 were injured with 134 in serious condition.[1] China'sXinhua reports that up to seven aftershocks, measuring up to a magnitude of 4.7, followed the initial quake, which caused a total of 127,000 people to be evacuated to nearby shelters.[3] It joined over 1,000 other minor tremors that affected the region in the two preceding months.[4] The earthquake occurred one day before a much larger earthquake struck Japan that also formed a tsunami.
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