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2019-06-17 Earthquake in Sichuan, China

Emergency Obs. Request Information

  • Disaster Type: Earthquake
  • Country: China
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 22 June, 2019, 0:55pm(UTC)
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 22 June, 2019
  • Requester: Institute of Geology, China Earthquake Administration (CEA)
  • Escalation to the International Charter: No
  • GLIDE Number: EQ-2019-000059-CHN

Disaster Situation

The Mw 5.9 earthquake occurred on June 17, 2019, which leads to 13 people killed during the event, and more than 100 people wounded. The event is the largest one recorded around the area, at the southeast corner of the Sichuan basin. There is a long debate about the disaster occurred in the region in recent years, because of increasing shale gas extraction activities. Yet, it remains unknown about the interaction between the natural tectonic earthquakes and induced earthquakes in the region. But for the June 17th event, it seems occurred on a fold-and-thrust system. It is critical to reveal the earthquake characteristics by satellite data and help reduce the earthquake damages in this region.
https://www.adrc.asia/view_disaster_en.php?NationCode=156&Lang=en&Key=2335

Product

 AIT 

2019-07-08

ALOS-2 InSAR Analysis of Sichuan Earthquake, China

Satellite Image

 Before Disaster

 JAXA 

2019-03-26

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, P037F3050, D, 36.2,
12 June, 2017

2019-03-26

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, P037F3040, D, 36.2,
12 June, 2017

 After Disaster

 JAXA 

2019-06-26

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, P037F3050, D, 36.2,
8 July, 2019

2019-06-26

ALOS-2 PALSAR-2, P037F3040, D, 36.2,
8 July, 2019

 ISRO 

2019-06-29

Resourcesat-2 LISS IV FMX data as observed on Jun 29, 2019