Thursday, 21 September, 2017

50000 tourists evacuated after China quake

China landslide sichuan gengdi Landslide kills 23 in village in China
Christy Curtis | 11 August, 2017, 00:12

The massive quake struck at 9:19 PM (local time) Tuesday and the epicenter was monitored at a depth of 20 km, it said.

A temblor in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 70,000 people.

Among the injured, 40 were listed in serious condition, according to the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture government in Sichuan.

The injured included a French man and a Canadian woman.

Sichuan's government says around 250 were injured in the quake, and tens of thousands of tourists evacuated.

The region is also located close to the national reserve park Jiuzhaigou, or Jiuzhai Valley, which is known for its waterfalls and and karst formations.

The Sichuan government added that 45,000 tourists had been evacuated from the quake zone with just 1,000 more still waiting to leave.

It was reported that some 30,000 tourists were stranded in Jiuzhaigou following the quake. More than 34,000 people visited the tourist attraction on Tuesday.

The quake struck at a depth of 11 kms, the CENC said in a statement. Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones.

He said at present, most of the visitors at Jiuzhaigou are Chinese nationals, China Press reported. The quake measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.

China was hit by two earthquakes within 12 hours earlier this week.

10 de agosto de 2017, 00:30Beijing, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Aid has been coming to Sichuan Province, south China, that was hit by a 7.0-magnitude natural disaster on Tuesday particularly striking Jiuzhaigou from where 60,000 people have been reportedly evacuated.

The USGS recorded a second 6.3-magnitude natural disaster near the Kazakhstan border in far northwestern China on Wednesday morning, local time, more than 1,300 miles from Jiuzhai Valley.

Relief goods, including 580 tents, 1,000 quilts, 160 camp beds and 415 boxes of mineral water, have been dispatched to the quake-hit area.

Tremors were also felt in the cities of Lanzhou, Chongqing, Mianyang and Xi'an. The jolt lasted about 20 seconds, Xinhua said.

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