Magnitude: 6.2M
Time: 08-03-2014 T08:30:57
Country: CHINA

CHINA:YUNNAN:LUDIAN:LONGTOUSHAN,ZHAOTONG

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 12km below the ground in China on 08-03-2014 T08:30:57, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.2 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 12km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 615 souls and destroying 25800 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Dali - porphyry copper
An assemblage of Eocene and Oligocene post-subduction igneous rocks in southwest China
Sukhothai - porphyry copper
Carboniferous through Triassic island and continental arcs formed by subduction of Paleotethyan oceanic crust (the Loei and Truongson volcanic arcs)



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Earthquake Measurement
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Earthquake Stats
total_missing_description 3
total_houses_damaged 160400
region_code 30
total_houses_destroyed 25800
focal_depth 12
total_deaths 615
missing_description 3
total_deaths_description 3
year 2014
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 6.2
id 10106
total_missing 114
location_name CHINA:YUNNAN:LUDIAN:LONGTOUSHAN,ZHAOTONG
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
deaths 615
eq_primary 6.2
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 08-03-2014 T08:30:57
latitude 27.189
houses_damaged 160400
injuries 3143
missing 114
houses_destroyed 25800
total_injuries 3143
houses_destroyed_description 4
houses_damaged_description 4
total_injuries_description 4
longitude 103.409
country CHINA
deaths_description 3
injuries_description 4

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