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Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

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Sizeable magnitude earthquake in south-west China today: Link

Fortunately, significantly less magnitude and death toll than the 8.0-magnitude earthquake on May 12, 2008 that killed nearly 4,700 people in Qingchuan county, in Sichuan province.

RE: Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

...little more tha a tremor... They are still in the process of cleaning up...

Dik

RE: Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

I used to do business west of Chengdu in Sichuan.
I visited a customer there in the spring of '08.
The '08 earthquake leveled the facility and killed hundreds on that site alone.

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RE: Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

... and from last reports, no structure failures.

Dik

RE: Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

Probably because there were no structures to fail in the remote area, Dik. Looks like landslides killed quite a few people.

I think in most parts of the world that magnitude earthquake is considered a lot more than a tremor. Just because you live in the shaky part...

RE: Sichuan earthquake: 13 dead, more than 175 injured after magnitude-6.5 tremor

Yep, a 6 is a LOT more than a tremor.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

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