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M 4.9 in China on 12 Aug 2017 17:10 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
  • Depth: 30.17 Km
  • Event Date: 12 Aug 2017 17:10 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 108266 people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 12 Aug 2017 18:05 UTC


Known identifiers for this event: us2000a7lp (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 466 | About casualties: 10 | Last hour: 0

China-aided Nepal UNESCO site begins reconstruction
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:02:00 +0200 (en)

The nine-story Basantapur Tower, part of the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu of Nepal, has begun its reconstruction with Chinese aid Tuesday. The upper tiers of the landmark tower collapsed during an 8.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Nepal in 2015.

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UN Praises China's Rescue Ability
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:58:00 +0200   beijingreview-en (en)

Spokesperson for UN Secretary General expresses condolences over the deaths in Jiuzhaigou earthquake The United Nations has praised the Chinese Government's experience in search and rescue work after a powerful earthquake struck southwestern Sichuan Province, killing more than a dozen people.

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China to give $1 mn as aid to flood-hit Nepal, both sides sign three agreements
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 17:27:00 +0200   HindustanTimes (en)

China announced on Tuesday it will provide $1 million as humanitarian assistance to flood-hit Nepal even as the two countries signed three agreements for projects worth billions of dollars. The agreements, which related to economic and technological cooperation, aid for an oil and gas resources....

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: NEIC (8), EMM (1), JRC (61), (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (2), INFORM (2),

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