China 2019

China | Earthquake | 17/June/2019

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.