- We don't know what happened yesterday, but two seismic
monitoring stations some 1300 miles apart both reported
an 8.6 earthquake in China. Maybe it was a weapons test.
- However, a large magnitude temblor struck in nearly this
same location (36.50ºN, 105.70ºE) on December 12, 1920. The Haiyuan
quake killed 200,000 people, caused landslides and collapsed thousands
of homes. Various magnitudes were reported for this temblor ranging from
7.8 to 8.5. Aftershocks shook the country for three years following.
- Below are two screen snapshots from reporting stations
that still show an earthquake occurred. The INSF is from Switzerland and
Red Puma is from Romania.