8/03/2014 — 6.2M earthquake strikes China — Heavy West Pacific movement underway

Update August 3 2014 – 6pm CDT :

At least 350 people were killed in this China earthquake…


After a series of large earthquakes struck Micronesia ( yesterday Aug. 2 2014) , a 5.7M earthquake struck near Japan.

The Japan movement has now been followed by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Southeast China.

china 6.0m earthquake aug 3 2014



M6.1 – 11km WNW of Wenping, China 2014-08-03 08:30:13 UTC

Event Time

  1. 2014-08-03 08:30:13 UTC
  2. 2014-08-03 16:30:13 UTC+08:00 at epicenter
  3. 2014-08-03 03:30:13 UTC-05:00 system time


27.245°N 103.427°E depth=10.0km (6.2mi)

Nearby Cities

  1. 11km (7mi) WNW of Wenping, China
  2. 29km (18mi) WSW of Zhaotong, China
  3. 91km (57mi) WNW of Weining, China
  4. 135km (84mi) ESE of Xichang, China
  5. 731km (454mi) NNW of Ha Noi, Vietnam

The movement in Japan and China should be somewhat expected. These are areas which are adjacent to the borderline 7.0M earthquake which occurred yesterday August 2, 2014.

6.9m earthquake august 2 2014 micronesia

If you look at the overall plate structure in the diagram below, check the current region in flux, you can see the movement in Southeast China falls on the point West / Northwest of the previous large movement in Micronesia (seen above).

plates global layout

Several hours ago, I made a post showing the current heavy seismic activity, speaking of Micronesia’s 7.0M earthquake, issuing a warning to watch for near term movement.


“Watch adjacent areas to the East and Northwest for movement, as well as corresponding pressure points across the plate from Central Mexico to Southern California.”


Now lets compare the projected near term, to the actual outcome:

china 6.0m earthquake aug 3 2014a

The screenshot above shows, clearly, the area in China which just received the 6.2M earthquake is indeed the area Northwest of the 7.0M in Micronesia.


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