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2000 Yunnan earthquake

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Magnitude  5.9 Mw
Date  14 January 2000
Areas affected  China
2000 Yunnan earthquake
Casualties  7 killed 2,528 injured 92,479 displaced
Similar  2014 Kangding earthquake, 2008 Damxung earthquake, 2008 Panzhihua earthquake, 1970 Tonghai earthquake, 2011 Myanmar earthquake

The 2000 Yunnan earthquake occurred on January 14 at 23:37 UTC, in Yunnan, China. The earthquake killed 7 people, and caused much damage in central Yunnan Province.

The quake was moderate, with a magnitude of 5.9; however, it left 2,528 injured, 92,479 homeless and destroyed over 41,000 homes.

It was preceded by a magnitude 5.5 foreshock at 22:09, and a 4.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in the same area on 26 January.

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2000 Yunnan earthquake Wikipedia


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