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Powerful aftershock hits China; 1 killed, 260 hurt

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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Powerful aftershock hits China; 1 killed, 260 hurt


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CHENGDU, China - One of the most powerful aftershocks to hit quake-ravaged central China killed one person, left dozens more injured and leveled homes Sunday, as soldiers carrying explosives hiked to a blocked-off river to alleviate the threat of floods.

Some 260 people were injured in the aftershock Sunday afternoon, the government-run China News Service said, with 24 in serious condition. The agency said many homes had collapsed and roads were damaged, but gave no specific figures.

The magnitude 5.8 aftershock was among the most powerful recorded since the initial May 12 quake, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The China National Seismic Network, which uses a different measurement system, said the aftershock was the strongest of dozens. The aftershock caused office towers to sway in Beijing, 800 miles away.
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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 08:35 AM
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MAN... ya got to feel for these people... if I were in their shoes I would be a nervous wreck.

As I have mentioned before I have friends who are teaching English in the area 30 to 40 miles from the epicenter and were featured on 2 NPR interviews. I haven't heard lately but I pray that they are still okay... I know their daughters are trying to get them out.

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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the magnitude was 6.4 according to china's report.四川青川发生6.4级余震

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