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China: Earthquake: 2005/11/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2005/11/26
Country or District China
Event Type Earthquake
Outline Fourteen people have so far been killed and 20 others seriously injured in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale on 26 November in a region between Jiujiang and Ruichang in east China's Jiangxi Province.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/11/28
Killed: 13
Injured: 80,000
Rooms collapsed: 18,000
Rooms damaged: 150,000
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/11/26
Killed: 13
Injured: 80,000
Houses collapsed: 18,000
Houses damaged: 15,000

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2005/11/28
The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) put into immediate effect national contingency and relief plans and sent response teams to the affected areas to assess the damage and guide the relief operation. The MoCA secured 6,300 tents and delivered 3,000 tents by the following morning. The remaining tents were shipped by Sunday evening, 27 November. The MoCA and the Ministry of Finance also have allocated CNY 10 million (approximately USD 1.24 million) from the emergency relief fund to Jiangxi Province.

China Daily 2005/11/28
Hundreds of people were being treated in makeshift hospitals and thousands were sleeping in tents yesterday in East China's Jiangxi Province after Saturday's earthquake which killed at least 15.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/11/26
According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the earthquake has killed 13 persons and wounded 80,000. So far 18,000 houses have collapsed and 15,000 houses have been damaged. The Ministry has sent a team of emergency managers to the affected areas this afternoon and secured 1,000 winter tents.

BBC News 2005/11/27
Chinese rescue workers have been sent to areas worst hit by Saturday's magnitude 5.7 earthquake that left at least 14 people dead.

CNN NEWS 2005/11/27
Thousands of people are sleeping in tents and open-air courtyards early Sunday after a moderate earthquake destroyed thousands of homes in eastern China, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to Chinese officials and state-run media reports.

BBC News 2005/11/26
An earthquake has killed at least 14 people and destroyed thousands of homes in central China. The tremor had a magnitude of 5.7 and its epicentre was near the city of Ruichang in Jiangxi province.

China View 2005/11/26

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OCHA ReliefWeb 2005/11/27
China: Earthquake - Situation map

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
A moderate earthquake occurred at 00:49:38 (UTC) on Saturday, November 26, 2005. The magnitude 5.5 event has been located in the HUBEI-JIANGXI BORDER REGION, CHINA.


China Daily 2005/11/28
Earthquake kills 15 in Jiangxi