Qinghai Earthquake 4/13/2010
Translations: 如何运作危机救援营 (mandarin)
The Qinghai Earthquake struck the province of Southern Qinghai, China, with a magnitude 6.9 on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 23:49:37 UTC. The death toll is ~600
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Other crisis camp activity/planned activity
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News & Links in English
This page will be the starting point for tracking news and response to this quake.
- DEC statement 04/14/2010 08:48UTC - "The Disasters Emergency Committee is monitoring reports regarding the 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Southern Qinghai, China, at 23.49 GMT on Tuesday 13 April 2010. The strong, shallow quake took place in a sparsely populated rural area where the population is predominantly ethnic Tibetan. Early reports suggest that many homes near the epicentre have collapsed and that more than 300 people have died and 8,000 have been injured. An emergency response co-ordinated by the Chinese Government is already underway. The Chinese authorities have long experience of dealing with natural disasters and have not made an early call for international assistance."
- The USGS state "Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. On June 15, 1982 (UTC), a magnitude 5.6 earthquake 338 km Southeast of this one struck China, with estimated population exposures of 1,000 at intensity VII and 2,000 at intensity VI, resulting in a reported 11 fatalities." USGS summary.
- External links:
- Resource (Article about a Chinese messaging tool): QQ
News & Links in Mandarin
- Google Crisis Response (in Mandarin)
- Older Ushahidi instance in Mandarin with one report and links to news items - URL has been heavily retweeted in China.