Updated: Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake in Sichuan Province, China

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A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Sichuan Province near Changning, China on June 17, 2019 at 10:56 pm local time (14:56 UTC).

Visit the USGS event page for more information. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

The PAGER alert level for this event is yellow for shaking-related fatalities -- some casualties are possible. The PAGER alert is red for economic losses, meaning that extensive damage is probable and likely widespread. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of China. Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response.

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, predominantly unreinforced brick with mud and adobe block construction. Recent earthquakes in this area have caused landslides that might contribute to losses.

Map of epicenter and past earthquakes in the Changning, China region

Map shows past earthquakes and the epicenter of the June 17. 2019 Changning, China earthquake.

(Credit: USGS. Public domain.)

If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.

The USGS operates a 24/7 National Earthquake Information Center in Colorado that can be reached for more information at 303-273-8500.

Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.