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China: Earthquake: 2009/01/25 Country Information on DRR

Period 2009/01/25
Country or District China
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, which jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on 25 January 2009, has affected more than 4,500 people and caused house collapses and damages, regional authorities said on 26 January.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua News 2009/01/26
In total, 4,549 people in the Xibe Autonomous County of Qapqal and Zhaosu County were affected. They have been relocated to schools, government buildings and tents, said a regional civil affairs department official.


USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 5.3 Thursday, January 25, 2009 at 01:47:47 UTC Location:43.29°N、80.99°E Depth: 19.0km