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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:25 AM

Earthquake 'kills 175' in south-west China

Source: BBC

At least 175 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck in south-west China, state media say.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck about 11km (7 miles) north-west of Wenping in Yunnan province at 16:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

A major rescue and relief operation is under way.
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Xinhua said about 12,000 homes had collapsed in Ludian, a county of some 439,000 people, north-east of Yunnan province's capital, Kunming.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-28630110

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muriel_volestrangler Aug 2014 OP
uppityperson Aug 2014 #1
Brother Buzz Aug 2014 #2
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2014 #3
PATRICK Aug 2014 #4
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2014 #5


Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 01:56 PM

2. Contrast reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry in one building

Bars on the third floor?

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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:02 PM

3. Death toll now at 367

Update as same link as OP:

At least 367 people have been killed and some 1,300 injured by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in south-west China, state news agency Xinhua says.
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After initial reports of a death toll of 26, the numbers of casualties rose sharply, passing 150 before Xinhua reported a figure of 367 killed.

The news agency says the epicentre of the earthquake was in Longtoushan in Yunnan's Ludian county.

Chen Guoyong, the head of Longtoushan township, told Xinhua that many houses had fallen and rescuers had been sent to the epicentre.

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Mon Aug 4, 2014, 07:47 AM

4. Yunnan neighbor to Sichuan

Province(also a deadly earthquake zone for China's minority cultures). I notice that the bubbly stories celebrating big fracking deals between major oil companies and China(2013) never collide or get noted with earthquakes. I don't know if any fracking is occurring yet or if anyone who gets upset about this is allowed to have a voice in China. The parallel stories never seem to share the same horizon although they supposedly both happen in the same geophysical territory at the same time. I guess since they naturally have quakes in that region we shall have to wait until the numbers become extreme and constant enough to at least, maybe, conjoin the two media tracks. Maybe even connect a couple of dots or put in the (+) sign.

Wait, does that ever happen?

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Wed Aug 6, 2014, 06:23 AM

5. China earthquake: Toll nears 600 amid flood fears

A total of 589 people were killed and nine were missing, China's Ministry of Civil Affairs said. More than 2,400 people were hurt, it said.

Several roads have been blocked and there are concerns about barrier lakes formed when debris blocks rivers.
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Meanwhile, about 4,200 residents have been evacuated from one area because of a barrier lake on the Niulan river.

Waters levels in the lake were rising at a rate of 16cm per hour, Xinhua news agency quoted a technical specialist as saying late on Tuesday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-28659737

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