How did the Ludian earthquake happen?

Q:  How did the Ludian earthquake happen?

A: The Ludian earthquake happened due to the movement along the Baogunao-Xiaohe fault (left lateral strike-slip) system. The 2014 Ludian earthquake quake was the result of a strike-slip fault, whose fault plane has a southwest-northeast strike. 

The Ludian earthquake was of magnitude 6.1 which struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China on 3 August 2014.

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