Earthquake of a magnitude 7.8 reported in China *UPDATE* 'to top 50,000' killed

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:47 AM
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Earthquake of a magnitude 7.8 reported in China




BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck China's Sichuan province on Monday, less than 100 km (60 miles) from the provincial capital of Chengdu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.

The tremor, centered 92 km northwest of Chengdu, was felt as far away as Beijing and Shanghai, where office buildings swayed with the impact.
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:47 AM
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If anyone else has sources on this, please list.


(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:49 AM
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Could you repost the link? I don't see it.

That is a mighty big quake, my goodness.

Waiting for more info.

Thanks for the heads up!



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:52 AM
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Fox News
CNN

On there main pages. Here is a photo:




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:52 AM
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news.yahoo.com...

earthquake.usgs.gov...

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:09 AM
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Mianyang covers an area of over 20,000 km² and has a population of 5.2 million, with 600,000 people in the city proper.

Wikipedia


More Info

That alot of people and a big quake.. We dont need anymore natural disasters going on!!



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:12 AM
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Its even closer to Chengdu... 55 miles...



Population
- Total 11,000,670
- Density 887.9/km² (2,299.6/sq mi)


Wikipedia



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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Earthquake M7.8 occured near the Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China on 12.05.2008 at 06:28:04 (UTC), local time 15:28:04 at epicenter. Population in 100 km radius: more 4 million peoples.)

RSOE EDIS - Emergency Disaster Link:
hisz.rsoe.hu...

hisz.rsoe.hu...

Chinese News Link:
english.people.com.cn...




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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:16 AM
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Do we think that damage and casualty reports will be accurate? Or will they be controlled by the Chinese Govt especially in light of the upcoming Olympic games?

Earthquakes, Virus's and Protests... OH MY! They are having a rough build up to the games.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:21 AM
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Here is a link of a simlar sized 7.8 earthquake in China.. Granted it was in a different area it killed 230,000 people..(some say 2-3 times as many) I hope building structures are better in these other areas or the death toll could be terrible..

Tangshan: The Deadliest Earthquake



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:23 AM
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Jeebus,that's a big'un.

hope there's minimal casualties ect. What is it with all the big natural stuff going on at the moment?

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:33 AM
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Yes there does seem to be a upswing in the devastation brought on by natural disasters I wrote this thread here The End is Here! that shows clear evidence that in the last 30 years each decade that goes by we are seeing more deaths due to Earthquakes, that thread isn't finished yet I would like to add cyclone/hurricanes/floods and other natural disasters to it.

Seeing that this big quake was within 100 miles of at least two major population centers, I would assume there will be a large death toll, and massive property damage.

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:35 AM
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I have been in contact with a colleague in Hong Kong and he's had no report of damage to our office or casualties in Chengdu so far. I've also checked network connections to the site and it's all still up... which is a good sign.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:35 AM
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Did China help us after Katrina?

Just wondering what the odds of us working together with them are if this does turn out to be deadly?

It would be a sign of good faith if these two mega-countries could do something positive together.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:48 AM
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Chengdu is a pretty large city. Epicenter was roughly as far away from Chengdu as the epicenter of the 1989 quake that damaged San Francisco, but the magnitude is rather more intense. Let's see if it gets revised up or down in the next little while.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by Sublime620
Did China help us after Katrina?

Just wondering what the odds of us working together with them are if this does turn out to be deadly?

It would be a sign of good faith if these two mega-countries could do something positive together.


I don't know why we wouldn't. It's pretty common; I think China sent army surplus tents to the US for some reason (my memory fades).



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:58 AM
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There was a lot of people that predicted a big earthquake in southern China... but they were predicting it for June... well.

There's not more ``natural`` disasters than before... it's just that some of them are engineered. Sorry but weather weapons exists, so why not satellite induced earthquake weapons? Or something else that we don't know about? Black technology... I mean there's a lot of black technology we don't know about, it's possible.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 02:59 AM
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I'm currently connected to my two CCTV servers at our Chengdu office and all seems to be ok there. No signs of any damage and staff are still at the office.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:02 AM
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Good to know!

Maybe this will be revised downward?

Edit: Two after shocks -- first at 6.0, the second at 5.4.

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posted on May, 12 2008 @ 03:06 AM
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Scalar tectonics. Weather manipulation. Pick your poison.





 
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