Earthquake strikes near Sichuan, China; 8 injured

February 21, 2013CHINA - Eight people were injured in an earthquake near the border area of China’s southwestern Sichuan and Yunnan provinces, local authorities said today. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake, which occurred at 10:46 a.m. yesterday with an epicenter 6 km deep, toppled 72 houses and damaged 949 others in Yunnan’s Qiaojia County, the county government said. The injured, including two people in serious condition, have been sent to local hospitals, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. “Many people ran out of buildings when the quake came, but there was no falling debris. The shopping mall resumed business shortly after,” a mall shopper in the county said. Rescue work is underway and local civil affairs authorities have dispatched relief materials such as tents and quilts to the area, the county government said. The quake was followed by two more in Sichuan Province that both registered above magnitude 4. A 4.5-magnitude quake jolted Yibin City, Sichuan Province, at 3:55 p.m., and another 4.7-magnitude quake hit Mianyang City at 10:17 p.m., according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Casualties and damages from the two quakes are not yet known. –Deccan Herald
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11 Responses to Earthquake strikes near Sichuan, China; 8 injured

  1. bobby90247 says:

    This was a very “small” earthquake in regards to Southern California. Here, we’d “barely” notice it, there…it injured and caused damage? OMG! Obviously, “they” have inferior buildings!

    In this “day & age”…WHY…does anyone, anywhere…have to live in sub-standard conditions?

    ANSWER: “THEY DON’T!”

    It is only because the “overall” intelligence of this world “thrives” on the IGNORANCE OF OTHERS!

  2. starcrow says:

    Wow, this is getting to be something, and now the sunspots also. Isn’t it in the Bible about being in darkness for three days? I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but something is definitely up?

  3. skywalker says:

    this is very close to the area where you can find the chinese pyramids which can be seen with google earth but china officials say dont exist , all the pyramids are in a small area just north of this quake.

  4. markjs says:

    Must have either been very flimsy houses, or the duration of the EQ was long. I would expect some structural damage… but not 72 houses totaled.

  5. I was thinking the same thing, but Alvin, 6KM deep seems kind of shallow, would that cause more damage?

  6. kajajuk says:

    Earthquake was very shallow and close to the buildings; is my understanding.

  7. kajajuk says:

    What was the geologic event? sheesh

  8. Emanni says:

    Alvin,

    We’re definitely seeing a large and fast increase of land stretching and sinking all around the earth – not to mention spiritual, political, and physical realms as well. Along with the documented increased in the ground moving beneath our feet, we’re seeing an unprecedented amount of gas explosions and water main beaks.

    Five people die in gas explosion
    http://praguemonitor.com/2013/02/18/man-dies-gas-explosion

    Company IDs Worker Killed in W.Va. Well Pad Blast
    http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=5-NEWS-UPDATE-Company-IDs-Worker-Killed-in-WVa-Well-Pad-Blast8161

    Duplex explosion in Bath kills one, injures four
    http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/231131/314/Duplex-explosion-in-Bath-kills-one-injures-four

    1 killed in explosion at Houston-area gas plant
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-87454-1-killed-in-explosion-at-Houston-area-gas-plant

    Gas pipe explosion destroys entire Chinese street as it rips through upmarket residential area
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2267728/Gas-pipe-explosion-destroys-entire-Chinese-street-rips-upmarket-residential-area.html

    50 Million Cubic Ft. of Gas Rising to surface, covers 2 square mile area.

    Another SINK HOLE in Louisiana’s Lake Peigneur?

    • E

      We definitely are, Emmani. The crust of the planet is under many assaults from geological and ecological issues and forces below, to extreme weather events, above. Our planet is becoming more fraught with peril with each passing day.

      See latest post for your other stories…

      Thanks
      Alvin

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