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China : Earthquake : 2008/05/12

GLIDE:  EQ-2008-000062-CHN

Duration 2008/05/12
Country or District China
Name Earthquake
Outline On 12 May 2008, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 and depth 19km occurred in China (Sichuan).
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Xinhua News 2008/09/18
Dead: 69,227
Missing: 17,923 (Unchanged)
Injured: 374,643 (Unchanged)
Xhinhua News 2008/08/21
Dead: 69,226
Missing: 17,923
Injured: 374,643
Xinhua News 2008/08/11
Dead: 69,225
Missing: 17,939
Injured: 374,640
Xinhua News 2008/08/07
Dead: 69,222
Missing: 18,176
Injured: 374,638
Xinhua News 2008/07/24
Dead: 69,197
Missing: 18,222
Injured: 374,176
Xinhua News 2008/06/26
Dead: 69,185
Missing: 18,457
Injured: 374,174
Xinhua 2008/06/14
Dead: 69,170
Missing: 17,428
Injured: 374,159
Evacuated: 1,410,000
Xinhua News 2008/06/10
Dead: 69,146
Missing: 17,516
Injured: 374,072
Xinhua News 2008/06/08
Dead: 69,136
Missing: 17,686
Injured: 374,061
Xinhua News 2008/06/05
Dead: 69,127
Missing: 17,918
Injured: 373,612
Affected: 45,710,000
Xinhua News 2008/06/02
Dead: 69,019
Missing: 18,627
Injured:373,573
Affected: 45,550,000
Xinhua News 2008/05/29
Dead: 68,516
Missing: 19,350
Injured: 365,399
Evacuated: 15,148,840
Xinhua News 2008/05/29
Dead: 68,109
Missing: 19,851
Injured: 364,552
Xinhua News 2008/05/27
Dead: 67,183
Injured: 361,822
Missing: 20,790
Affected: more than 45,610,000
Evacuated: 15,000,000
Xinhua News 2008/05/25
Dead: 62,664
Injured: 358,816
Missing: 23,775
Xinhua News 2008/05/23 [Sichuan province]
Dead: 55,239
Injured: 281,066
Missing: 24,949
Xinhua News 2008/05/22
Dead: 51,151
Injured: 288,431
Missing: 29,328
Xinhua News 2008/05/21
Dead: 41,353
Injured: 274,683
Missing: 32,666
Xinhua News 2008/05/20
Dead: 40,075
Injured: 247,645
Missing: 32,361
Collapsed buildings: about 5,360,000
Damaged buildings: more than 21,000,000
Xinhua News 2008/05/19
Dead: 34,073
Injured: 245,108
Xinhua News 2008/05/18
Death 32,477
injured 220,109
Xinhua News 2008/05/15 [Sichuan Province]
Dead: 19,509
Buried: 12,300
Injured: 102,103
OCHA Situation Report No.2 2008/05/14
Dead: around 15,000
Buried: over 25,000
Missing: 14,000
Injured: 64,746 (Sichuan province)
Xinhua News 2008/05/14 [Gansu province]
Dead: 206
Injured: 2,179
Evacuated: 21,100
Totally Damaged Houses: 32,400
Partially Damaged Houses: 101,700
Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/13
Dead: More than 10,000
Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/12
Dead: 7,651

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Report/Articles

Xinhua News 2008/09/18
China reports 69,227 deaths from May earthquake

Xhinhua News 2008/08/21
China quake death toll rises one to hit 69,226

Xinhua News 2008/08/11
China quake death toll rises to 69,225 by Monday noon (11 August 2008)

Xinhua News 2008/08/07
China quake death toll rises to 69,222 by Thursday noon

Xinhua News 2008/08/01
Magnitude-6.1 aftershock jolts SW China, 231 injured

Xinhua News 2008/07/24
The death toll from the May 12 earthquake stood at 69,197 as of Monday noon (21 July 2008).

Xinhua News 2008/06/26
China quake death toll stands at 69,185

Xinhua 2008/06/14
China quake death toll rises to 69,170

Xinhua News 2008/06/10
China quake death toll rises to 69,146

Xinhua News 2008/06/08
Quake death toll rises to 69,136

Xinhua News 2008/06/05
China quake death toll rises to 69,127

Xinhua News 2008/06/02
China quake death toll rises to 69,019

Xinhua News 2008/06/02
China quake death toll rises to 69,019.

Xinhua News 2008/05/29 (Chinese)
The powerful earthquake has left 68,516 dead as of midday Thursday (29 May 2008), and 19,350 others were missing.

Xinhua News 2008/05/29
Facts and figures about China quake and relief

Xinhua News 2008/05/27
The death toll in China\'s major earthquake increased by more than 2,100 to 67,183 as of midday Tuesday (27 May), according to the Information Office of the State Council.

Xinhua News 2008/05/25
A total of 62,664 people have perished in the tremors as of noon 25 May.

Xinhua News 2008/05/23
The quake death toll has risen to 55,239 in Sichuan alone as of 7 pm, 22 May 2008.

Xinhua News 2008/05/22
The death toll from the quake rose to 51,151 nationwide as at 10 am, 22 May.

Xinhua News 2008/05/21
China earthquake death toll rises to 41, 353

Xinhua News 2008/05/20
The death toll from the devastating earthquake in southwest China\\\'s Sichuan Province rose to 40,075 nationwide as of 6 p.m. 20 May, according to the Information Office of the State Council.

Xinhua News 2008/05/19
The death toll in China\'s devastating earthquake rose to 34,073 as of noon on 19 May 2008, according to the earthquake relief headquarters of the State Council (cabinet).

Xinhua News 2008/05/18
The death toll from the powerful earthquake that jolted southwest China\'s Sichuan Province had risen to 32,477 nationwide as of 2 p.m. Sunday, while the number of injured reached 220,109, according to the emergency response office under the State Council.

Xinhua News 2008/05/15
[Sichuan Province] Facts and Figures of China quake and relief Dead: 19,509/ Buried: 12,300/ Injured: 102,103

Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
The following is a flash for the Sichuan earthquake occurred on May 12, 14:28 (local time). Details may be revised when additional data are obtained.

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/14
Situation Report No.2

Xinhua News 2008/05/14
[Gansu Province] Dead: 206/ Injured:2,179/ Evacuated: 21,100

Xinhua News 2008/05/14
Facts and Figures of China quake and relief [Sichuan Province] Dead: 12,012/ Buried: 9,404/ Missing: 7,841/ Injured: 26,206

Xinhua News: Special Report of SW China Earthquake
Latest News/ Photo & Video Gallerly/ Rescue & Relief Activities/ World Reaction, etc.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/13
Nearly 10,000 people were killed by the earthquake that hammered southwest China, officials said on Tuesday as rescuers struggled to reach the worst-hit areas where many more may have died.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/12
The earthquake that hit China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday killed 7,651 people in that province alone, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, citing the provincial government.

BBC News 2008/05/12
Chinese President Hu Jintao has called for "all-out" efforts to rescue victims of an earthquake measuring 7.8 that has hit south-west China, say reports.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/05/12
CHRONOLOGY-Major earthquakes in China

Geographycal Data Information

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/27
Situation Map

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/15
Situation Map (pdf)

OCHA ReliefWeb 2008/05/12
Situation Map (pdf)

Pictures

International Charter 2008/05/12
Earthquake in China

Xinhua News 2008/05/12
Photos of the earthquake measuring 7.8 Richter scale hits SW China.

USGS National Earthquake Information Center
Preliminary Earthquake Report