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The 2014 Kangding earthquake struck Kangding County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China, with a moment magnitude of 5.9 on 22 November.[6] The earthquake killed 5 and injured 54 people.

2014 Kangding earthquake
2014 Kangding earthquake is located in Sichuan
2014 Kangding earthquake
UTC time2014-11-22 08:55:26
ISC event605673645
Local date22 November 2014
Local time16:55:25 UTC+8
Magnitude6.3 (CENC)[1]
Mw 5.9 (USGS)[2]
Depth14.6 km (9.1 mi)
Epicenter30°20′35″N 101°43′12″E / 30.343°N 101.720°E / 30.343; 101.720Coordinates: 30°20′35″N 101°43′12″E / 30.343°N 101.720°E / 30.343; 101.720
Areas affectedSichuan, China
Total damage3 houses collapsed, 1 house damaged[3][4]
Casualties5 died, 54 injured[5]
ShakeMap of the earthquake from the United States Geological Survey.


Damage and casualtiesEdit

After the quake, the power and communication have not been interrupted, according to the local officials.[7] As of 20:40 (UTC+8) on November 22, 2014, there is a power outage in 5 villages of Tagong Township (塔公乡).[8] There is no major damage was reported in the town of Kangding, where CCTV, the official media, video showed residents strolling the town’s streets, looking up at the steep surrounding hillsides and talking on their cellphones.[9][10] About 100 vehicles were trapped by a landslide on a highway connecting Sichuan and Tibet, and Chengdu-Kunming Railway was also halted in the area while workers checked on damage to the line.[9][11]

As of 19:20 (UTC+8) on November 22, the government received 16 reports about this earthquake from 16 townships. There are 3 houses collapsed and 1 house damaged.[3][4]


Sichuan Province launched the response of prevent disaster after the quake.[12] Ya'an City has sent 5 ambulances and 30 health care personnel to Kangding at 18:00 (UTC+8) on November 22.[13]

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of China, said "to emphasized the need for quick action".[14] Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of China, has been response this quake, also said "to emphasized the need for quick action".[15]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ China News Service (2014-11-22). "四川康定发生6.3级地震 成都提前53秒收到预警". Sina.
  2. ^ "M5.9 - 39km NW of Kangding, China". United States Geological Survey. 2014-11-22.
  3. ^ a b Sichuan Online (2014-11-22). "截至19时康定未出现3级以上余震". Netease.
  4. ^ a b China National Radio (2014-11-22). "康定塔公乡一座讲经楼发生坍塌 有人员受伤".
  5. ^ Fox News (2014-11-23). "5.9-magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures dozens in western China". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  6. ^ "四川省甘孜藏族自治州康定县6.3级地震". 中国地震台. 2014-11-22.
  7. ^ "甘孜官员:震区电力交通通讯未断 救援力量已赶赴". Sohu. 2014-11-22.
  8. ^ "四川:康定震中地区因地震停电 抢救现场一片漆黑". People's Daily. 2014-11-22.
  9. ^ a b QQ (2014-11-23). "四川康定地震已造成4人遇难 54人受伤".
  10. ^ "康定县城没有大面积房屋垮塌情况发生". 2014-11-22.
  11. ^ "四川康定6.3级地震影响成昆线部分列车运行". Sina. 2014-11-22.
  12. ^ China News Service (2014-11-22). "四川省启动1级地震应急响应 将派出医疗队伍". Netease.
  13. ^ Xinhua (2014-11-22). "四川已派出第一支医疗救援队伍前往康定地震灾区". Xinhua.
  14. ^ Xinhua (2014-11-23). "习近平:全力开展抢险救援 尽最大努力减少人员伤亡". Xinhua.
  15. ^ Beijing News (2014-11-23). "李克强就康定6.3级地震作指示:最大程度减少灾害损失".

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