A 3.8 magnitude earthquake hit Maqu County, Gannan Prefecture in Gansu Province

2022-06-30 0 By

The epicenter was located at 34.24 degrees north latitude and 101.30 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).Villages and towns near the basic background: the earthquake within 5 kilometers of the surrounding villages are Langguo, Zhou Ruo, Maiguo Ruo, Dunhong Village, Gongzhou Village, Temir Ruo, Garra Ruo, Wodange ‘an, Wodange Sang, 20 kilometers of the township has Oulaxiuma township.Surrounding counties: The epicenter is 62 kilometers away from Henan Mongolian Autonomous County in Qinghai, 76 kilometers away from Maqu County, 90 kilometers away from Zeku County in Qinghai, 92 kilometers away from Jiuzhi County in Qinghai, 101 kilometers away from Maqin County in Qinghai, 100 kilometers away from Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai, 269 kilometers away from Xining city.Epicentre topography: The average elevation within 5 km of the epicentre was about 3479 m.Historical earthquakes: According to the China Earthquake Networks Quick Report Directory, in the past five years, a total of 28 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or above occurred within 200 kilometers of the epicenter. The largest earthquake was a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in Xiahe County, Gannan Prefecture, Gansu Province on October 28, 2019 (159 kilometers away from the epicenter). The distribution of historical earthquakes is shown in the figure.Epicentre brief introduction: Maqu County belongs to Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province, located in the eastern end of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan three provinces junction, the first bend of the Yellow River, rich in water energy resources, average altitude of 3700 meters, vast grassland, gansu Province is the main pastoral area and the only pure animal husbandry county.The county covers an area of 10,000 square kilometers, with 1 town and 7 townships under its jurisdiction. In 2011, the county had a population of 55,000, two-thirds of which were Tibetans. In 2011, the county’s GDP reached 1.1 billion yuan.Source: China Earthquake Networks Published: Gansu Provincial Political and Legal Committee propaganda and Education Office editor: Wang Erxiang, Li Ting