May 13, 2008

Earthquake in China


I'm sure many of you have already seen this. There was an earthquake in China a couple days ago that has killed upward of 12,000 people. It comes on the heels of the cyclone in Myanmar. They say it's China's worst natural disaster in three decades.
The quake, which was estimated preliminarily to have had a magnitude of 7.9, ravaged a mountainous region outside Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province, just after lunchtime Monday, destroying 80 percent of structures in some of the towns and small cities near its epicenter, Chinese officials said. Its tremors were felt as far away as Vietnam and set off another, smaller quake in the outskirts of Beijing, 900 miles away.

Many of the casualties came from a school that collapsed. It's very sad.

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