At the national conference of the China Earthquake Administration in Beijing, the following data were released: (1) the average number of earthquakes > M5.0 were 24 per year since 1950, and 16 in 2018, (2) in 2016, there were no earthquakes > M6.0 and there were no dead, (3) earthquake resistance and disaster prevention ability improved; seismic isolation technology was applied to over 1,300 newly constructed projects, active fault surveys were developed for 17 cities, and risk assessment classification was completed for 16 cities and states, (4) time for automatic earthquake information reports was shortened from 3 min in 2017 to 2 min. 

Xinhuanet, January 18, 2019