2017 Jinghe earthquake

The 2017 Jinghe earthquake occurred at 07:27 China Standard Time (CST, UTC+8) on 9 August 2017, in Jinghe County, Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, with magnitude 6.6 and depth 11 kilometres. The epicentre was 44°16′N 82°53′E / 44.27°N 82.89°E / 44.27; 82.89.[5] Most cities in northern Xinjiang felt the quake.[1][2] This earthquake occurred on the Tian Shan seismic zone. There was no direct relationship to the earthquake in Jiuzhaigou County that occurred the previous day.[6][7]

2017 Jinghe earthquake
2017年精河地震
2017 Jinghe earthquake is located in Dzungaria
2017 Jinghe earthquake
UTC time2017-08-08 23:27:53
ISC event610874246
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date9 August 2017 (2017-08-09) CST (UTC+8)
Local time07:27 CST[1][2]
Magnitude6.6 (CENC)[3]
6.3 Mw (USGS)[4]
Depth11 kilometres (CENC)[1][2]
20.0 kilometres (USGS)[4]
Epicenter44°16′N 82°53′E / 44.27°N 82.89°E / 44.27; 82.89Coordinates: 44°16′N 82°53′E / 44.27°N 82.89°E / 44.27; 82.89 (CENC) [3]
44°18′22″N 82°50′10″E / 44.306°N 82.836°E / 44.306; 82.836 (USGS)[4]
Jinghe County, Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
Areas affectedmost part in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China
Total damage142 buildings were collapsed and 1060 buildings were damaged
Max. intensityVII (Very strong)
Aftershocks108+, including 20 major aftershocks
Casualties32 injured (2 serious)
The distribution of the seismic intensity of this earthquake, where the epicentre is labelled with a star (USGS)

Casualties and damageEdit

Until 11:00 CST (UTC+8) on 9 August 2017, this earthquake caused 32 people injured, including 2 critical injuries, and 142 buildings were collapsed and 1060 buildings were damaged.[8] A wall at the Gezhou 110kv Substation in Bajiahu Village fell, but the power supply was still normal.[9]

AftershocksEdit

Until 12:00 CST (UTC+8) on 9 August 2017, there occurred 108 aftershocks.[8] Until 15:00 CST (UTC+8) on 10 August 2017, there occurred 18 major aftershocks that reached a magnitude of 3.0, six of which reached a magnitude of 4.0. The major aftershock reported by China Earthquake Networks Center are listed below:

# CST date and time Epicentre Depth magnitude Sources
Coordinate Place
Main 2017-08-09 07:27:52 44°16′N 82°53′E / 44.27°N 82.89°E / 44.27; 82.89 Jinghe County, Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China 11 kilometres 6.6 [3]
1 2017-08-09 07:31:06 44°17′N 82°49′E / 44.28°N 82.82°E / 44.28; 82.82 6 kilometres 4.0 [10]
2 2017-08-09 07:32:51 44°17′N 82°44′E / 44.29°N 82.74°E / 44.29; 82.74 12 kilometres 4.0 [11]
3 2017-08-09 07:35:02 44°20′N 82°54′E / 44.33°N 82.90°E / 44.33; 82.90 8 kilometres 3.2 [12]
4 2017-08-09 07:36:27 44°17′N 82°45′E / 44.29°N 82.75°E / 44.29; 82.75 13 kilometres 3.3 [13]
5 2017-08-09 07:39:18 44°17′N 82°45′E / 44.29°N 82.75°E / 44.29; 82.75 7 kilometres 4.5 [14]
6 2017-08-09 07:44:31 44°19′N 82°46′E / 44.31°N 82.76°E / 44.31; 82.76 8 kilometres 4.7 [15]
7 2017-08-09 08:22:37 44°18′N 82°43′E / 44.30°N 82.71°E / 44.30; 82.71 6 kilometres 4.0 [16]
8 2017-08-09 08:27:26 44°17′N 82°42′E / 44.28°N 82.70°E / 44.28; 82.70 5 kilometres 3.1 [17]
9 2017-08-09 08:40:23 44°17′N 82°35′E / 44.29°N 82.59°E / 44.29; 82.59 14 kilometres 3.7 [18]
10 2017-08-09 08:51:02 44°17′N 82°44′E / 44.29°N 82.74°E / 44.29; 82.74 12 kilometres 3.0 [19]
11 2017-08-09 08:52:34 44°17′N 82°42′E / 44.29°N 82.70°E / 44.29; 82.70 5 kilometres 3.1 [20]
12 2017-08-09 08:54:32 44°17′N 82°41′E / 44.28°N 82.69°E / 44.28; 82.69 12 kilometres 3.1 [21]
13 2017-08-09 13:22:40 44°17′N 82°47′E / 44.29°N 82.78°E / 44.29; 82.78 8 kilometres 4.6 [22]
14 2017-08-09 13:30:01 44°06′N 82°04′E / 44.10°N 82.07°E / 44.10; 82.07 Nilka County, Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China 7 kilometres 3.0 [23]
15 2017-08-09 18:02:09 44°19′N 82°51′E / 44.31°N 82.85°E / 44.31; 82.85 Jinghe County, Bortala Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China 7 kilometres 3.2 [24]
16 2017-08-09 23:47:52 44°20′N 82°47′E / 44.33°N 82.79°E / 44.33; 82.79 7 kilometres 3.3 [25]
17 2017-08-10 01:14:12 44°17′N 82°44′E / 44.28°N 82.73°E / 44.28; 82.73 7 kilometres 3.3 [26]
18 2017-08-10 08:10:22 44°16′N 82°43′E / 44.26°N 82.71°E / 44.26; 82.71 8 kilometres 3.3 [27]
19 2017-08-12 06:19:06 44°17′N 82°43′E / 44.28°N 82.71°E / 44.28; 82.71 16 kilometres 3.3 [28]
20 2017-08-13 15:41:49 44°18′N 82°51′E / 44.30°N 82.85°E / 44.30; 82.85 8 kilometres 3.0 [29]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Further readingEdit

  • Xu Zhang, Li‐Sheng Xu, Jun Luo, Wanpeng Feng, Hai‐Lin Du, Lu Li, Lei Yi, Chen Zheng, Chun‐Lai Li; Source Characteristics of the 2017 Ms 6.6 (⁠Mw 6.3) Jinghe Earthquake in the Northeastern Tien Shan. Seismological Research Letters doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190194

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