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  1. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 02:10pm by Staff Reporter

    ... risen to 72,  with 600 injured, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The shallow earthquake, followed by almost a dozen powerful aftershocks, struck close to the city of Ya’an ... broadcaster CCTV. 8:30pm  The Chinese Earthquake Administraton says it has detected at least 624 aftershocks as of 6pm on Saturday, 10 hours after the main tremor hit. Fifteen of these registered ...

  2. News - China

    Earthquake struck faster than 2008 disaster, says survivor

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 04:34pm by Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen, Ya’an city

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen, Ya’an city The powerful earthquake which struck China’s Sichuan province on Saturday happened even faster than the quake which devastated the area five years ... by broken glass and was bleeding from the shoulder. The earthquake, followed by almost a dozen powerful aftershocks, struck close to Ya’an on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, setting off landslides, ...

  3. News - China

    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 09:40am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 156 people and injuring about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The earthquake, China’s worst in three years, occurred at 8.02am in Lushan county near Ya’an city ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the lead in bringing rapid relief to the many victims In stark contrast to the Great Sichuan Earthquake five years ago, the central government and the army showed yesterday that they could respond ... mobilised and deployed to the scene with plentiful relief supplies. They comprised teams sent by the military, armed police and central government agencies including the National Earthquake ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... When it comes to relief aid for victims of natural disasters, the sooner the better. That is why rescuers and volunteers wasted no time rushing into Sichuan province after it was hit by a severe earthquake on April 20, the second fatal one in five years. Two weeks have passed. The local situation does not appear to have improved much. The death toll is close to 200 now; countless ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Officials say schools and hospitals rebuilt after 2008 saved lives

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen stephen.chen@scmp.com Buildings rebuilt after 2008 all survive jolt Despite the damage wrought by Saturday's magnitude-7 earthquake in Sichuan, no buildings that were ... survey by more than 400 inspectors had found that that no buildings rebuilt after the 2008 earthquake had "completely collapsed". "Given the strength of Saturday's quake, ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors take refuge on streets of Longmen

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... of fearful people in Longmen, a mountain town close to the epicentre of yesterday's earthquake in Sichuan, spent last night out in the open. The earthquake that hit Lushan county at 8am toppled ... for the Longmen hydroelectric board said yesterday's quake came as a bigger shock than the earthquake of 2008. "At that time, there were some shocks and rumbling before the main quake arrived, ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... workers and military personnel had been sent to examine all dams in the region and carry out repairs, it said. View Yaan Earthquake in a larger map The Ministry of Land and Resources said more ... disasters such as mudslides and dam-related crises may occur in the days or even months after Saturday's earthquake, threatening the safety of residents and rescuers, geologists warn. Fan Xiao, ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Broadcasters carry stories of hope; social media helps relay messages

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the destruction, a girl was born in a covered car park outside Yaan's People's Hospital soon after the quake, CCTV reported. The mother had gone to hospital earlier and started contractions just as the building began to shake. She and other mothers were transferred outside where nurses delivered the baby. The mother said she would name the girl Zhensheng ("born in an earthquake ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Death toll from killer Sichuan quake rises to 180, 11,200 injured

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Yaan and Choi Chi-yuk Latest reports say 180 have been killed as authorities rush help to Yaan; disaster evokes memories of 2008 Wenchuan tragedy Many dead as quake rocks Sichuan city At least 180 people have been killed and about 11,200 injured after a strong earthquake hit the city of Yaan in Sichuan province yesterday, just three weeks short of the fifth ...




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