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

page: 3
33
<< 1  2    4  5  6 >>

log in

join

posted on May, 12 2008 @ 05:50 AM
link   
900 Students are trapped


Thats terrible!



[edit on 12-5-2008 by asala]




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 05:53 AM
link   
Officials are claiming none of the Olympic venues have been affected.


A spokesman for the Beijing Olympic Committee said no Olympic venues were affected by the earthquake. The massive Three Gorges Dam -- roughly 400 miles east of the epicenter -- was not damaged, a spokesman said.


Link


Big quake for sure...

The earthquake was also felt in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taiwan, and as far away as Hanoi, Vietnam, and Bangkok, Thailand, according to the Hong Kong-based Mandarin-language channel Phoenix TV.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 05:54 AM
link   
There is no doubt Now_then this is going to be very very bad. What a cataclysm. Can not imagine going thru a 7.8.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 05:56 AM
link   
reply to post by Now_Then
 



I agree, it will only get worse as the day progresses.

Did they say if the 900 students trapped are in relation to the 2 primary schools that have already been reported as damaged or is this from another location?

Death is bad, but worse when children are involved.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 05:58 AM
link   
5 reported dead
No casualty are reported in Chengdu
This is Chengdu after earthquake

This is Beijing after earthquake



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:05 AM
link   


Did they say if the 900 students trapped are in relation to the 2 primary schools that have already been reported as damaged or is this from another location?


I beilive it is a different location,



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:12 AM
link   
reply to post by Grailkeeper
 


Well they did mention that the school was in an area where landslides can take place - I had a look on google maps (not got google earth on this machine) and Chengdu seems to be located on a relatively flat area - but looking to the NW (where the epicentre is) there are many valleys with very steep sides - and if you zoom in there is plenty of developed towns. I hope the rock is solid, it don't look good if large slides come into those towns - getting in by road could be a nightmare.

Think it's the slide that will account for quite a high death toll unfortunately.

Edit: Official toll 160 dead overall (expect that to rise)

And the school was a secondary school - (12 to 19 year olds?)


[edit on 12/5/2008 by Now_Then]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:14 AM
link   
latest pictures of Chengdu




posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:19 AM
link   
Yes but its the settlements in the mountainous area right on top of the epicentre that will be worst off right?



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 06:57 AM
link   
the latest death number is 107



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:26 AM
link   
This is not good news, Reports coming in now that 5 other schools have collapsed with people in them,



[edit on 12-5-2008 by asala]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:29 AM
link   
reply to post by asala
 


Why are they only reporting about the schools and students? Surely the schools have to be some of the better fortified buildings in the area. Seems odd.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:35 AM
link   
news.sky.com...

Link to the UK Sky News current version.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:43 AM
link   
This is the center of the earthquake----Wenchuan before earthquake
let's wait and see what it will become after the earthquake



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:49 AM
link   
UPDATE: Chinese Officals are reporting,

Death toll has just rocketed to possible 3000 people??

And could rise further to 3,500 ?


I think this has to be due to the time of day this happened,



[edit on 12-5-2008 by asala]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 07:51 AM
link   
Also just want to add that i hope that all our Chinese members are ok, And are keeping safe,

Please let us know you are ok as soon as you can,

We are thinking of you,



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 08:01 AM
link   
BBC News -




Between 3,000 and 5,000 people have been killed by an earthquake measuring 7.8 in one county of Sichuan province in south-western China, reports say.


Whats going on with the world these days??

news.bbc.co.uk...

[edit on 12-5-2008 by II HAL II]



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 08:02 AM
link   
reply to post by gs001
 


Thanks for the post. I am happy to see that all of the buildings are still standing in those pictures, even though it is a pretty limited view.



posted on May, 12 2008 @ 08:08 AM
link   
80% of the Sichuan buildings (SP) have toppled, This is just in one District, acording to chinese officals,





top topics
 
33
<< 1  2    4  5  6 >>

log in

join