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The 12 aftershocks of the Menyuan earthquake in Qinghai have a maximum magnitude of 5.1 | Earthquake | Aftershocks | Xining City_Sina Technology

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Original title: 12 aftershocks of the Menyuan earthquake in Qinghai have a maximum magnitude of 5.1

China News Service, Xining, January 9th (Li Jun) On the 9th, the reporter learned from the third press conference of the Menyuan 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Qinghai Province that as of 16:00 on the 9th, the Qinghai Provincial Seismological Bureau had recorded aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 and above. 12 times, the largest earthquake was the magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Menyuan at 2:9 on January 8.

“Experts’ comprehensive analysis believes that the aftershock activity level of this earthquake is maintained at 5 to 6, and will not have a major impact on the work or life of Xining, Haidong, Hainan, Huangnan and other places.” Ma Yuhu, deputy director of the Qinghai Provincial Seismological Bureau Say.

At present, joint support forces including the Seismological Bureau of Qinghai, Gansu, and Ningxia, the China Earthquake Administration, the Earthquake Prevention Center, and the Network Center are carrying out mobile observations, disaster investigations, and intensity assessments in the earthquake area. The seismic monitoring capacity near the epicenter was increased from the original 1.5 to 0.5, and the seismic monitoring capacity of other areas in the earthquake area was increased to 1.0.

According to Li Jun, director of the Political Department of the Qinghai Provincial Emergency Department, at present, 1,662 households with 5,831 people in Menyuan, Qilian, and Gangcha counties of Haibei Prefecture have been affected by the disaster, and 16 households with 65 people have been relocated and dispersed and 9 people have been injured, all of which are improper shelters. No deaths occurred; 217 houses were severely damaged, 3835 houses were generally damaged; 6 barns were collapsed, and 145 were generally damaged; 15 kilometers of water supply and drainage pipes were damaged, 3.96 kilometers of heating pipes were damaged, and provincial roads were damaged 3.3 kilometers, 8 kilometers of rural roads were damaged, 3 bridges were damaged, 17 culverts were damaged; 1 hidden point of geological disaster was damaged, and Qilian Mountain National Park management and protection station was damaged to varying degrees.

In accordance with the needs of the earthquake area, the fire rescue team will set up a mobile patrol team for fire prevention, focusing on fire prevention inspections of temporary resettlement points and key places in the earthquake area, and conducting fire safety inspections on the use of fire and electricity. At the same time, expand the scope of search and rescue, increase the frequency of investigation, and continue to carry out search and rescue work in the earthquake area to ensure that the search and rescue are comprehensive and that no household is missed. (Finish)

[Edit: Huang Yuhan]


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