Pictures Of 6.9 China Earthquake

14 04 2010

At least 400 people killed and 10,000 injured in 6.9 China earthquake this morning.

In this image made from CCTV video via APTN, rescue workers stand over rubble following an earthquake in China's western Qinghai province, Wednesday, April 14, 2010. A series of strong earthquakes struck China's western Qinghai province Wednesday, killing at least 300 people, injuring thousands and burying many others under toppled houses in a mountainous rural area, officials and state media said. (AP Photo/CCTV via APTN) ** CHINA OUT **

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a man stands in the rubble near a destroyed building after an earthquake at Jiegu Town, of Yushu, a Tibetan autonomous prefecture in western Qinghai Province of northwest China, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. A series of strong earthquakes struck Qinghai province Wednesday, killing hundreds of people, injuring thousands and burying many others under toppled houses in a mountainous rural area, officials and state media said. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Wu Hong) ** NO SALES **

This is a disaster.





Strong Earthquake Hit China (Updated)

14 04 2010

China earthquake

Please click here for the September 7, 2012 China earthquake; 5.6 Magnitude Quake Hit China – Photos

Another natural disaster happened today.

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai in China at 7:49 am local time (7:49 pm ET Tuesday).

The epicenter was about 150 miles (240 kilometer) northwest of Qamdo, Tibet.

There were strong aftershocks of magnitude 5.2 and 5.3 about half an hour of the quake.

Most houses were made of wood with earthen walls in the area.

A lot of houses and other buildings collapsed.

At least 300 people were killed and 8000 were injured.

Many others were still buried under the debris.

This place is in the mountains and far from the big cities.

So there are not much heavy machines and medical equipments.

In 2008 a 7.9 earth quake hit neighboring Sichuan province.

About 90,000 were killed or missing in that earthquake.

In 2010, strong earthquakes hit Haiti, Chile,Mexico and Indonesia .

When I first wrote this post this morning, there was only one person reported killed.








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