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China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan
BBC ^ | 20 April 2013

Posted on 04/19/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 46 people and injured at least 400 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, state TV reports.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which had a 6.6 magnitude, was centred 50km (31 miles) west of the town of Linqiong.

It said the tremor occurred at a depth of 12km (7.4 miles). There are fears the death toll could rise further.

An 8.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; earthquake; sichuan

1 posted on 04/19/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Things are gonna get rather heated....


2 posted on 04/19/2013 11:02:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Prayers up for the victims and their families


3 posted on 04/19/2013 11:41:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Prayers up


4 posted on 04/19/2013 11:43:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: F15Eagle

A magnitude 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Sichuan province on April 20, 2013.

Local media estimate there will be expansive damage following the powerful quake.

Five years ago, in 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake left more than 90,000 people dead or missing in the same area. - Reuters


5 posted on 04/19/2013 11:53:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Wonder if Ødungo will pay more attn to this than Bawston?


6 posted on 04/20/2013 12:25:45 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Pretty big deal on the news stations here.


7 posted on 04/20/2013 12:45:22 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Horrible. Prayers for the victims and their families.


8 posted on 04/20/2013 6:23:15 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Prayers sent for the people there.


9 posted on 04/20/2013 6:01:33 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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