SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

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May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 2:35pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 11:06am
May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

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.