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Did anyone feel the earthquake last night?

Danmairen (510 posts) • 0

I am an earthquake virgin so please be gentle. Anyway,, on the 26th at 2.20 am I experienced my first earthquake here in Kunming. It wasn't a big deal I guess but I could clearly feel the building move and I saw lose hanging objects swing around. My neighbours ran downstairs but the whole thing only lasted about 10 seconds. Did anyone else notice it?

Philou (208 posts) • 0

didn't feel it.... but there was actually 2 earthquakes at the Myanmar-China:

On USGS website (American), it seems there was only one: not the one you felt (2:20 - 4.3 - Myanmar) but the 2nd one at 4:20 am in China. it was stronger : 4.9 according to China, 4.7 according to USGS.

Lester (84 posts) • 0

I felt quite a strong shake, a bit after 2 am, near the intersection of Long Quan Road and the Second Ring Road, a rather smaller one, around 3:15. No damage to buildings, glass, etc.


Xiefei (522 posts) • 0

Kunming's not that far from Myanmar, so I bet you felt that one.

Philou, your url appears broken. Where was the China one?

Philou (208 posts) • 0

yes, sorry for the broken url, i wanted to point to this chinese article using google translate, but let me give you the chinese article directly:

32 km from Kunming, are you sure?????? 4.3? and it didn't wake me up? shoot! I thought it was also near Myanmar-China border.
Reports of the earthquakes are as bad as the salvador bombing. really wonder why this 4.3 earthquake is not on USGS:


<img src="earthquake.usgs.gov/[...]

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