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Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured in Gansu Quakes, China

Posted by feww on July 22, 2013

Headline News July 22, 2013

At least 75 killed, 400 injured in NW China earthquakes

Magnitude 6.6 quake struck NW China’s Gansu Province killing at least 75 people and  leaving more than 400 others injured, most of them seriously.

At least 30,000 homes have been damaged and as many as 2,000 have collapsed after the earthquakes.

The mainshock, which was reported  as a magnitude 5.9 event by USGS/EHP, was followed by at least one significant aftershock measuring 5.6Mw, as of posting.

Earthquake Details

  • Time: 2013-07-22 08:45:56 [UTC+09:00]
  • Location:  34.499°N,  104.243°E  [USGS]
  • Depth: 9.8km[USGS],  20km [Official China sources]

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Original caption: Photo taken on July 22, 2013 shows a damaged house in quake-hit Majiagou Village of Minxian County, northwest China’s Gansu Province. Fifty-four deaths have so far been confirmed in the 6.6-magnitude earthquake which jolted a juncture region of Minxian County and Zhangxian County in Dingxi City Monday morning. (Xinhua/Tu Guoxi)

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Original caption: Photo taken with a mobile phone shows rescuers work in quake-hit Meichuan Town of Minxian County, northwest China’s Gansu Province, July 22, 2013. A 6.6-magnitude earthquake jolted a juncture region of Minxian County and Zhangxian County in Dingxi City Monday morning.  (Xinhua). More images …

Deadly Earthquakes in China

  • Apr 2013 – M6.6  earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 160
  • Sept 2012 – M5.6 earthquake in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces killed at least 80
  • Mar 2011 – M5.4 earthquake in Yunnan province killed at least 22
  • Apr 2010 – M6.9 earthquake in Qinghai province killed more than 1,100
  • May 2008 – M7.9 earthquake in Sichuan province killed at least 86,000

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UPDATED Monday July 22, 2013 @ 11:45UTC

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