Photos: China’s Shenzhen Hit By Landslide

21 12 2015
Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015.  The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

Rescuers search for survivors amongst collapsed buildings after a landslide in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong province, Sunday Dec. 20, 2015. The landslide collapsed and buried buildings at and around an industrial park in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Sunday authorities reported. (Chinatopix via AP) CHINA OUT

The official Xinhua News Agency said a landslide had buried 33 buildings in Shenzhen’s Hengtaiyu industrial park, in the city’s northwestern Guangming New District, a major manufacturing center in Guangdong province across the border from Hong Kong.

AP reported that at least 91 people were missing by Monday, however no deaths were reported.

The official China Central Television (CCTV) broadcaster reported that a  nearby section of China’s major West-East natural gas pipeline had exploded.

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A Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Rattles Kalimantan

21 12 2015

(NST) JAKARTA: A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia early on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The quake, which was relatively shallow, struck the northeastern corner of Kalimantan on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, 34 kilometres (21 miles) north of the coastal city of Tarakan, according to the USGS. The agency reported the quake hitting at a depth of 22 kilometres. Indonesia’s tsunami warning centre said there was no potential for the quake to trigger a tsunami. There were also no immediate reports of damage. The archipelago nation sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity in the region. Last month, a 6.1-magnitude undersea earthquake struck eastern Indonesia that was felt in Saumlaki and prompted some residents to run outside, though the tremor had no tsunami potential, disaster officials said. Earlier in November, two powerful quakes struck Sumatra – an initial 6.1-magnitude undersea tremor followed hours later by a strong 6.4-magnitude quake.–AFP  








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