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China: Landslide: 2020/07/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2020/07/21
Country or District China
Event Type Landslide
Outline A landslide has blocked a river in central China Hubei Province, forming a barrier lake that threatens nearby villages and the downstream city of Enshi
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Xinhua 2020/07/21
The barrier lake, caused by a massive landslide of 10 million cubic meters, was formed on the Qingjiang River, a tributary of Yangtze River, in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, at around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.At 10:15 a.m., water from the upper reach broke through the top of the lake, discharging into the lower reach at a speed of 200 cubic meters per second, so that the risk of a dam breaking has eased.A total of 8,397 residents of 1,963 households from the affected area have been evacuated as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, said the mayor, Su Yong. Enditem.