Details of Disaster Information

China : Earthquake : 2003/02/24
GLIDE: EQ-2003-000105-CHN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2003/02/24
Name Earthquake
Outline The earthquake of the estimated magnitude of 6.8 struck 40 kilometres (24 miles) east of Jiashi city, China, near the border with Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan causing devastating casualties.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 3 2003/03/04
268 dead
more than 4,000 injured,
2,058 of them seriously - 800 still hospitalized
510,000 people affected, out of whom 100,000 seriously

3,000 people without housing
70,000 housing units collapsed
103 schools, 900 class rooms collapsed

OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2003/02/25
262 people were killed
2,055 people injured
10,000 housing units collapsed
40,000 housing units were damaged

Reuters News 2003/02/25
Died:265 people
Seriously injured:2,000 people
Homeless:50,000 people
Collapsed:10,000 homes
Damaged:40,000 homes

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