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Backgrounder: Chronology of major earthquakes in China since 2003
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08:40, May 13, 2008

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A chronology of major earthquakes measuring at or above 5 on the Richter scale in China since 2003.

2008:

April 24 -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake off eastern Taiwan, China.

March 30 -- A 5-magnitude earthquake in the Yugur Autonomous County of Sunan in northwestern Gansu Province.

March 21 -- A 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Hotan Prefecture of northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

March 21 -- A 5-magnitude earthquake in Yingjiang County of southwestern Yunnan Province.

Jan. 9 -- A 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Gerze County in Ngari Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region.

2007:

July 23 -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake at sea east off the coast of Hualien in Taiwan.

July 20 -- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake in Tekes county of Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

May 5 -- A 6.1-magnitude earthquake on the border of Rutog and Gerze counties in Ngari Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region.

Feb. 3 -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Haixi in northwestern Qinghai Province.

Jan. 25 -- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake at sea off the east coast of Taiwan.

2005:

Nov. 26 -- A 5.7-magnitude earthquake in Jiujiang city in eastern Jiangxi Province, with several aftershocks.

2004:

Aug. 10 -- A 5.6-magnitude quake hit Ludian County in Zhaotong city of Yunnan Province.

2003:

Dec. 1 -- A 6.1-magnitude quake in Zhaosu County in Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Nov. 15 -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake in Ludian County in Yunnan Province.

July 21 -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Dayao County in Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong of Yunnan Province.

June 9 -- A 5.8-magnitude quake somewhere between Yilan and Su'ao in Taiwan.

Source:Xinhua



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