M 5.6 in China on 09 Jun 2022 16:03 UTC

Event summary

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

GDACS ID EQ 1325955
Earthquake Magnitude: 5.6M
Depth: 9.5 Km
Lat/Lon: 32.3357 , 101.8413
Event Date: 09 Jun 2022 16:03 UTC
10 Jun 2022 00:03 Local
Exposed Population: Less then 100 people in MMI VII
Few people affected (in MMI>=VII)
Inserted at: 10 Jun 2022 14:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity:
3.6 (China)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0.2 0.2
us7000hg8b Scaled population (raster) 0.95  
  C1 shakemap -0.37  
  C2 shakemap 0.76  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 0.82  
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China - Earthquakes (ECHO 10 Jun 2022)Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:52

  • Two earthquakes of magnitude 5.6 M (on 9 Jun at 16.03 UTC at a depth of 19 km) and 5.9 M (on 9 Jun at 17.28 UTC at a depth of 14 km) occurred in  the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (Sichuan Province, central China). The 5.9 M was located 275 km northwest of Chengdu City (Sichuan Province).
  • Three aftershocks with magnitude up to 4.9 M have been recorded in the area.
  • USGS PAGER estimates that, following the 5.9 M earthquake, 3,000 people were exposed to strong shaking.
  • According to media reports, there are no report of any casualties or damage.
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (51), (3), NEIC (4), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (1), USGS (5), INFORM (2),