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Deadly Earthquake Strikes SW China

Posted by feww on November 22, 2014

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M6.3 Quake Strikes Sichuan Province, SW China

At least one person was killed after a strong earthquake struck Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, on Saturday, reported the official Xinhua news agency.

Centered at 30.3°N,  101.7°E, the quake occurred  at a depth of about 18km near the Kangding airport, about 40 km from Chengdu, the provincial capital, said the report.

The quake also affected Zhaodong City in neighboring Yunnan Province.”

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More Disasters Hit China

Posted by feww on May 26, 2008

A Shrinking World Series

China aftershock destroys 71,000 homes, kills 6

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press Writer

CHENGDU, China – A powerful 6-magnitude aftershock destroyed tens of thousands of homes in central China on Sunday, killing six people and straining recovery efforts from the country’s worst earthquake in three decades. More than 500 others were injured. (Source)

Quake Data:

  • Magnitude: 6.0
  • Date-Time: Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 08:21:49 UTC
    Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 04:21:49 PM at epicen
  • Location: 32.587°N, 105.424°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
  • Distances: 40 km (25 miles) WNW of Guangyuan, Sichuan, China
    140 km (85 miles) NNE of Mianyang, Sichuan, China
    350 km (220 miles) NNW of Chongqing, Chongqing, China
    1275 km (790 miles) SW of BEIJING, Beijing, China

People walk on a collapsed bridge. A powerful aftershock on May 25, 2008 hit quake-ravaged central China damaging thousands of homes, killing 6 people and injuring dozens more. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

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