Wednesday, April 14, 2010

powerful earthquakes struck the western province of Qinghai in China Wednesday

BEIJING - A series of powerful earthquakes struck the western province of Qinghai in China Wednesday, in which at least 300 people, injuring thousands, and many others buried under the house has been spilled in mountainous rural areas, officials and state media. U. S. Geological Survey at 6.9 earthquakes south regions of Qinghai, near Tibet, was hit Wednesday morning and was followed by several aftershocks. The main quake sent people fleeing a house has fallen into the mud and wood, "said Karsums Nyima, vice director of the local TV station news Yushu, speaking by telephone with CCTV.

The quake struck the district Yushu, Qinghai Tibet in the south, said the China Earthquake Network Center, which measured the earthquake at 7.1. A local government web site puts the population in this area in 2005 to 89,300, especially communities of farmers and shepherds. State broadcaster CCTV, the death toll has risen to about 300 people, with over 8000 injured. China Earthquake Administration said the phone lines down, hampering efforts to rescue, while the race of workers released water from the reservoir where little has been formed after the earthquake.

In Jiegu, a town near the epicenter, more than 85 percent of houses have collapsed and cracks appeared in the main building is still standing, the official Xinhua News Agency quoted Zhuohuaxia, an official with the local advertising, told Reuters.

"The streets are full of Jiegu and filled with panicked people were injured, many of them bleeding from their wounds," he said. There are also students buried under the rubble of a collapsed school vocational Zhuohuaxia said. State television showed pictures paramilitary police used spades to dig in a house with wooden roof collapsed. A local military official, Shi Huajie, state television CCTV said rescuers working with limited equipment. "The difficulty we face is that we do not shovel Many people are buried, and our soldiers trying to attract them with manpower." Shi said. "It's very difficult to rescue people with his bare hands."

Five thousand tents and 100,000 blankets thick coat is a thick cotton to help victims cope with high winds and freezing temperatures in the area around 43 degrees Fahrenheit (6 C), the Qinghai provincial government said in a statement.

Wu Yong, a local leader of the army, said medical staff also needed, but the airport road was badly damaged by the quake, making problems of people and supplies to take in. He said that relief efforts hampered by aftershocks and frequent high winds. the epicenter was located 235 mile (380 km) south-southeast of Golmud, a major city in Qinghai, with a depth of six miles away (10 km), USGS said. Ten minutes later, the area was hit by an earthquake of 5.3, after two minutes, followed by a 5.2 earthquake, as the U.S. office. Or the next earthquake measured at a depth of 6 miles (10 km). Another earthquake, measuring 5.8, was recorded 9:25

Xinhua quoted officials of China Earthquake Networks Center said at least 18 aftershocks have been reported and trembling more than 6 may occur in the next few days. In the year 2008, amounting to 7.9 times the earthquake in Sichuan province nearly 90,000 dead or missing.


"At least 8,600 people are killed in China earthquake"
- At least 8,600 people are killed in China earthquake - Times Online (lihat di Google Wikipinggir)


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