Earthquakes and viral epidemics spread are totally different events, but under rare circumstances they could strike at the same time. At midnight on 3 February 2020, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred near Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in China. This event was unique because it occurred during the outbreak of a new coronavirus known as the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS‐Cov‐2, which causes coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated COVID‐19. Most people had to remain isolated indoors to suppress viral transmission at that time. This event did not cause any casualties or significant damage, but the shaking was...

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