Monday, May 12, 2008

China: Sichuan Earthquake

Earthquake in China

Read the article in Australias Couriermail.

A computer-generated image from the US Geological Survey showing the intensity of the Chinese quake.
Red indicates extreme shaking with potentially very heavy damage. The yellow indicates strong shaking.

7.8 on Richter's

According to the State Seismological Bureau (SSB) a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:28 p.m. local time, 12. May 2008.

Many parts of China, even the remote southern island province of Hainan, felt the quake. So did Bangkok, the capital of Thailand.

US Geological Survey detailed map of Earthquakes in the area around Chengdu.

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