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  1. A helping hand for earthquake victims

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Last Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Sichuan province. Various memorial services and events were held around the nation during the week. Hong Kong was no exception- several local universities hosted site trips and seminars to remember the disaster. Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Sichuan ...

  2. News - China

    5.8 magnitude quake hits southwest China

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Twin quakes killed at least 95 people in Gansu province in July. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Sichuan province killed about 200 people earlier this year, five years after almost 90,000 people ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck a remote area of southwest China on Saturday at a shallow depth of about 10 kilometres (six miles), the US Geological ...

  3. News - China - NATURAL DISASTER

    Yunnan hit by another earthquake

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... in neighbouring Sichuan, with many residents posting on social media that they were woken by tremors and thought the province, which was struck by a huge earthquake in 2008, had been hit again. The first ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Yunnan hit by another earthquake Yunnan province was struck by another earthquake on Sunday morning, leaving more than a dozen people injured. The quake ...

  4. Infographics - News - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

    Posted May 12th 2013, 02:35pm by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province five years ago marked one of a series in the earthquake-prone region. The earthquake occurred in an area that is deforming as two tectonic plates - the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate - collide.   ...

  5. News - China

    At least four dead in earthquake near China's Shangri-La

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 11:23am by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... areas. In July, twin quakes killed at least 95 people in China’s western Gansu province. A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in Sichuan province killed about 200 people earlier this year, five years after ... Agence France Presse in Beijing The Xinhua news agency said at least 4 people were killed and six seriously injured after their bus was hit by falling rocks from a landslide An earthquake ...

  6. News - China

    In China, Samsung outshines Apple in Sichuan earthquake donations

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:00pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler As rescuers worked against time to reach those still trapped in rubble left by the devastating Sichuan earthquake, tech companies on Monday were also in a race, vying for generosity points in one of the world's largest markets. Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, is donating 60 million yuan (HK$75.4 million) to help relief efforts in Yaan, ...

  7. News - China

    Mother loses son, then daughter in both Sichuan earthquakes

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 11:24am by Chris Luo

    ... earlier, she lost her son in the other catastrophic Sichuan earthquake, in Wenchuan. “God has been too harsh on me, way too harsh,” Lu told the Yangtse Evening Post on Sunday. The two deadly earthquakes that struck Sichuan, just 85 kilometres apart from each other, have now left Lu childless. On Saturday morning, the moment Lu felt the ground shake, she immediately rushed to her daughter ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN

    Survivors frustrated by lack of help after Sichuan quake

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 11:34pm by Reuters in Lushan

    ... Reuters in Lushan Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding ... on the outskirts of Lushan, near the epicentre. China has poured resources into Sichuan since the magnitude 6.6 quake hit early on Saturday, including 1 billion yuan for disaster relief and compensation. ...

  9. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Rescuers face heavy rain, blocked roads after Yunnan earthquake kills at least 398

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:59pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Almost 1,900 injured in strongest earthquake to hit Yunnan in 18 years Some 7,000 rescuers dug through shattered homes on Monday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in Yunnan province that killed at least 398 people and injured almost 1,900. About 12,000 mostly brick homes collapsed when the magnitude-6.1 quake struck on Sunday afternoon ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    PolyU helps set up Sichuan institute to manage disaster

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... in Sichuan China's first disaster management institute has been set up in Sichuan after two deadly earthquakes struck the province in five years. The Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction was jointly established this month by Polytechnic University and Sichuan University to support the province's reconstruction and development. It is now enrolling its first batch ...




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