Category Archives: China Earthquakes updates

Quake-battered Sichuan on high alert as flood season begins

CHENGDU, July 1 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Sichuan is on high alert as the flood season began on Tuesday in the province where the May 12 earthquake caused great damage to reservoirs and embankments. more


Pandas moving to new home

Two giant pandas rest at the Yunnan Zoo in Kunming, capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, June 26, 2008. Three pandas were transferred to Kunming after the panda nature reserve in Wolong were severely damaged in last month’s magnitude-8.0 temblor. [Xinhua]

Weird Diet Helps Miracle Pig Survive China Quake

Soldiers discover a very special survivor more than a month after an earthquake devastated China’s Sichuan Province.

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How a 730T Ball Kept the 2nd Tallest Building From Falling

The recent Sichuan Earthquake in China was so intense, tremors were felt all the way over in the tallest completed building in the world
—the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan—a whole eight minutes after the quake originated. (The title of tallest building period was taken by the Burj Dubai back in May.)

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Earthquake Caused Massive Cultural Aftershocks In China

The 7.9-magnitude earthquake that leveled much of Sichuan also shattered parts of the traditional social order
—for worse but also for better. New forces are now emerging from the rubble that will determine how China is ruled and perceived. Domestic civic groups are emerging. Predicted in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.

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18,522 still missing after China earthquake

BEIJING, China (CNN) — The official death toll from the May 12 earthquake in China stood at 69,181 as of Sunday, state media reported.

Personal items recovered from the rubble on display at a museum in Jianchuan, Sichuan province.

Personal items recovered from the rubble on display at a museum in Jianchuan, Sichuan province.

Another 374,171 people were injured and 18,522 are still missing after the 7.9-magnitude quake struck Sichuan Province and surrounding regions, according to Xinhua.

Giant pandas forced to be on diet after quake damaged bamboo forests

CHENGDU, June 22 (Xinhua) — Some 67 giant pandas living in the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base are now on a diet after the May 12 quake damaged bamboo forests. Details