Saturday, 26 July 2014

Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake in northeast Qinghai Province, China.

The United States Geological Survey recorded a Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake at a depth of 15 km in northeastern Qinghai Province, China, slightly after 4.00 am local time on Saturday 26 July 2014 (slightly after 8.00 pm on Friday 25 July, GMT). There are no reports of any damage or injuries associated with this quake, though it is likely to have been felt locally.

The approximate location of the 26 July 2014 Qinghai Earthquake. Google Maps.

Qinghai Province lies on the northeast of the Tibetan Plateau, a vast upland created by the impact of India and Eurasia; the 32 highest mountains in the world are on the Plateau (the 33rd, Tirich Mir, is in the nearby Hindu Kush, Afghanistan). India is still moving northwards, but Eurasia is unable to do the same, resulting in an unusual degree of folding and uplift. This has resulted in a number of faults running east-west across the plateau, with sections being forced eastward into China.

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