Past damaging earthquakes near the epicenter

 

Table 1 shows 8 events near the epicenter of the April 13, 2010 Southern Qinghai, China Earthquake that are registered in the earthquake catalog, gCatalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the Worldh (the search conditions are glatitude: 32-35 degreesh and glongitude: 95-98 degreesh). The epicenter of the event in 1738 is very close to that of the April 13, 2010 earthquake.

Figure 1 shows 94 events registered in gCatalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the Worldh on Google Earth (the search conditions are glatitude: 30-40 degreesh and glongitude: 90-102h).

gCatalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the Worldh was compiled by Prof. Tokuji Utsu and now are maintained and updated by the IISEE, BRI.

 

Table 1: The events chosen from the earthquake catalog, gCatalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the Worldh, under the conditions glatitude: 32-35 degreesh and glongitude: 95-98 degreeh.

Year

Month

Day

Time

Latitude

Longitude

Depth

M

Dead

Injured

Damage

Remark

1738

12

23

-

33.3

96.6

-

6.5

115

229

seve

China:Qinghai(I=8) (before 23/12) D=many

1834

-

-

-

33

97

-

5.5

-

-

some

China:Qinghai(I=7) (winter or the following spring)

1886

3

0

-

32.5

98

-

7

-

-

some

China:Sichuan(I=9)

1896

-

-

-

32.5

97.9

-

7

some

-

some

China:Sichuan(possibly the same quake as on 14/2)

1896

3

14

-

32.5

98

-

7

5

-

 

China:Sichuan(I=9)

1961

12

4

2038L

33

95

-

5.9

-

-

limi

China:Qinghai[Zaduo earthquake ](I=7-8)

1971

4

3

1249L

32.2

95.1

20

6.3

-

0

limi

China:Qinghai(a little less than I=9)

1971

4

3

1250L

32.2

95.4

20

6.5

1

1

limi

China:Qinghai(I=9)

 

Figure 1: The circles represent 94 events registered in gCatalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the Worldh on Google Earth (the search conditions are glatitude: 30-40 degreesh and glongitude: 90-102h). The epicenter of the April 13, 2010 earthquake is denoted by the pin.