|Country or District||China|
|Outline||On 19 November, two earthquakes hit a rural area on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in southwest China.Some 312,300 people were affected, 1,543 people injured and 3 killed. More than 12,000 housing units collapsed and 16,000 were damaged.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
Doctors Without Borders 14 Dec 1998
On Friday, December 4, southwestern China was hit with an earthquake registering 5 to 6.2 on the Richter scale.
IFRC China: Earthquake Information Bulletin No. 3 17 Dec 1998
On Thursday 19 November, two earthquakes measuring respectively 5.6 and 6.2 in magnitude on the Richter scale hit a rural area on the borders of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in south west China.
Agence France-Presse 08 Jan 1999
Some 300,000 people in Ninglang County, Yunnan Province, have been hit by five quakes measuring more than five on the Richter scale since October.
Xinhua news 11 Jan 1999
Natural disasters in China killed 5,511 people and disrupted the lives of 350 million last year.
IFRC Earthquake Information Bulletin No. 4 (11 Jan 1999)
On 19 November, 1998, two earthquakes measuring 5.6 and 6.2 on the Richter scale hit a rural area on the borders of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in south west China. Some 200 aftershocks Following the main earthquakes, occurred, causing additional damage to already weakened structures.
[ERI Emergency Relief Information]
OCHA OCHA account No. CO-590.160.1
account No. CO-590.160.1 at UBS AG, P.O. Box 2770, CH-1211 Geneva 2, with the reference: OCHA - Vietnam - Floods.