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China: Earthquake: 2008/08/30 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/08/30
Country or District China
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake (Magnitude 5.7) hit southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on 30 August 2008, killing 38 people and injuring about 516 as homes in rural villages collapsed.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Xinhua News 2008/09/01
[Sichuan Province]
Dead: 32, Injured: 321
[Yunnan Province]
Dead: 6, Injured: 195

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RCSC 2008/9/5
The death toll in Saturday\'s 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces has risen to 40 and 675 people were injured, local authorities said.

Xinhua News 2008/09/01
The death toll in 6.1-magnitude quake in Sichuan and Yunnan has risen to 38, according to local authorities.

Xinhua News 2008/08/31
Sichuan reported 27 deaths and the other five were in Yunnan, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Sunday night.

Xinhua News 2008/08/30
Twenty-two people were dead after an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Panzhihua City in southwest China on Saturday, 30 August 2008.

Reuters AlertNet 2008/08/30
An earthquake hit southwest China\'s Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday, killing 22 people and injuring about 126 as homes in rural villages collapsed, state media reported.

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OCHA 2008/09/01
China: Earthquake (as of 1 September)


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