The Mw 6.2/Ms 6.5 Ludian earthquake occurred at 08:30:10.2 UTC (16:30:10.2 PM local time) on 3 August 2014, with location 27.1° N, 103.3° E and depth 12 km according to the China National Seismograph Network, striking Ludian county of Yunnan province, southwest China. Detailed information about this earthquake is available at the website of China Earthquake Administration (CEA) (http://www.cea.gov.cn/publish/dizhenj/468/553/101280/index.html; last accessed January 2015; in Chinese) and on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website (http://comcat.cr.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000rzmg#summary; last accessed January 2015). The mainshock was characterized by a strike‐slip mechanism, with two nearly vertical nodal planes striking...

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