M6.6 Qinghai, China Earthquake
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Posting Date: January 10, 2022, 10:00:00 AM
An M6.6 earthquake with a focal depth of 10 km struck 111 km southwest of Jinchang, China, at 17:45 UTC on January 7 (1:45 a.m. on January 8, local time), according to USGS. At least nine injuries have been reported. In Qinghai Province, damage was reported to approximately 4,000 homes, with an additional 4,800 homes damaged in neighboring Gansu Province. A small section of the Great Wall of China was also reportedly damaged by the quake. Earthquake insurance take-up is low in the impacted areas, especially for residential structures, and therefore insured losses are expected to remain relatively low for an earthquake of this magnitude.
No additional ALERTs are planned for the Qinghai earthquake. Please contact your Verisk representative if you have any additional questions about this event.