Earthquake in China the Chinese province of Sichuan, dozens of people have apparently died. hundred deaths and thousands of injured
Earthquake in China 2008, 87,000 people were killed in an earthquake in the region. According to the various official data, the strength was indicated at 7.0 and 6.5. Reports of damages or victims were not disclosed.
The earth shocks are still to be felt in the capital Beijing, more than 1,500 kilometers away. The epicenter was located in the Jiuzhaigou district, the earthquake center reported. Little aftershocks followed. The earthquake occurred on Tuesday at 21.19 local time (15.19 clock Central European time). In Sichuan, more than 80,000 people died in a severe earthquake in 2008.
Landslide kills 24 people Earthquake in China the morning, after a heavy rainfall, a landslide occurred in which 24 people were killed.
Four more were injured. A person still gilded as missing, as the news agency Xinhua reported. The disaster happened in the village of Gengdi in the Liangshan area. There are many members of the Yi minority who are considered descendants of various Himalayan peoples.
According to officially unconfirmed information from „Hongxin Xinwen“ 71 houses were destroyed or damaged. More than 500 people are affected by the disaster. Summer rains have been looking for many parts of China home for weeks, causing serious flooding and landslides.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck central China, the US Geological Survey reports.
The quake struck in a sparsely populated area 200km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan at a depth of 10km (6 miles), the USGS said. It had earlier put the quake at magnitude 6.6 and 32 km deep.
Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones. The Sichuan earthquake administration said the epicentre of the tremor was in Ngawa prefecture, largely populated by ethnic Tibetans, many of whom are nomadic herders, but also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a popular tourist destination. The area is frequently struck by earthquakes.