Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

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Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby tankee » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:47 pm

YA'AN, China: More than 150 people were killed and 5,700 injured when a strong earthquake hit a mountainous part of southwestern China on Saturday, destroying thousands of homes and triggering landslides.

The shallow earthquake struck Sichuan province on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau just after 8:00 am, prompting a major rescue operation in the same area where 87,000 people were reported dead or missing in a massive quake in 2008.

Nearly 13 hours after the quake hit Lushan county in the city of Ya'an, the death toll stood at 157, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs which said more than 5,700 had been injured.

At least 10,000 homes were destroyed, the Sichuan government said as rescue workers searched through the rubble for survivors.

Local seismologists registered the quake at magnitude 7.0 while the US Geological Survey gave it as 6.6. More than 260 aftershocks followed, the People's Daily said on its website....... ... 45156.html

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Re: Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby atrecord » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:57 am

Pity Szechuan... they were hit by that devastating major earthquake just few years ago, and now another one.

Not sure whether rescuers would be able to access the disaster areas easily, given that it's so remote and mountainous. Hope the casualty will not shoot up.

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Re: Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby auntieM » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:04 pm

Pity those affected and those waiting for help.. ... :sad:
Donation $ are not so easy this time round after how badly the funds were managed 5 years ago..

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Re: Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby winchester » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:41 am

auntieM wrote:Pity those affected and those waiting for help.. ... :sad:
Donation $ are not so easy this time round after how badly the funds were managed 5 years ago..

quite common in such countries. money goes to central authority, and by time reach down to survivor, many layers of "tax", kickbacks, waste until little left the story goes. unrelated to china per se but... ... an_aid.pdf

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Re: Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:06 pm

The new Chinese premier really have quite a handful since taking over...dead pigs, bird flu, earthquake...
The previous one can now sleep peacefully.....

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Re: Sichuan earthquake 20/04/13

Postby Harlequin » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:09 pm

I noticed that earthquakes usually happen at the first half of the year? :?

NZ Christchurch, Japan Tsunami, Sichuan earthquakes....

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