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BREAKING: 6.9 Magnitude Quake rocks China

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 12:51 AM

(CNN) -- A rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area of China's Qinghai province early Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

At least 67 people were killed, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the China Earthquake Administration.

Many others, including primary schoolchildren, were feared buried under debris after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck at 7:49 a.m. local time (7:49 p.m. ET Tuesday), when many people were probably still at home and schools were beginning the day.

The USGS also recorded three strong aftershocks -- of magnitudes 5.8, 5.2 and 5.3 -- all within two hours of the first quake.

"We have to mainly rely on our hands to clear away the debris as we have no large excavating machines," police officer Shi Huajie told Xinhua. "We have no medical equipment, either."

Man, is this the worst Quake season, ever?!

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 12:53 AM
I know people keep posting data that shows 'nothing out of the ordinary', supposedly, but damn... sure seems I'm seeing a LOT more 6+ monsters than ever before.

Although, this article doesn't say it, my iPhone [initial] alert says 800 dead, 3,000 injured.


posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:03 AM

Thread started some time ago here:

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:14 AM
Sources on News via Google say

300 dead so far, at least 8,000 injured.

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:17 AM
You beat me to the thread...Dont know if it can be merged.

i made one with better details including the recent quake in iran too

This is all about HAARP

refer to my thread here

This has everything to do with what's going on in the world

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:19 AM
reply to post by Wookiep

ah... weird - that article was just posted on CNN... (?)

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:20 AM
reply to post by SquirrelNutz

yeah, CNN tends to be a lot slower than ATS.
CNN had the article up quite a while ago, but it only just recently became "breaking" news.

[edit on 14-4-2010 by Wookiep]

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 01:53 AM
Wow this one was nearly 50km deep.

Much deeper that most we've seen... and still a high death toll/damage...

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 02:25 AM

Originally posted by HIWATT
Wow this one was nearly 50km deep.

Much deeper that most we've seen... and still a high death toll/damage...

I have one here at 500 Km, that is deep..

2010/04/04 09:31:45 23.83S 179.90W 528 4.8 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS

These are Mag.5+ just the last two days (13th and 14th)

Update time = Wed Apr 14 7:16:04 UTC 2010

y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
km Region
MAP 5.0 2010/04/14 05:16:17 18.204 -101.356 71.8 GUERRERO, MEXICO
MAP 5.8 2010/04/14 01:25:15 33.179 96.448 4.0 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
MAP 5.1 2010/04/14 01:16:59 -29.052 61.352 10.0 SOUTHWEST INDIAN RIDGE
MAP 5.0 2010/04/14 00:18:30 17.971 145.429 193.6 ALAMAGAN REG., NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
MAP 5.2 2010/04/14 00:12:25 33.030 96.560 10.0 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
MAP 5.3 2010/04/14 00:01:17 32.693 96.872 10.0 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA

MAP 6.9 2010/04/13 23:49:38 33.271 96.629 10.0 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
MAP 5.0 2010/04/13 21:40:00 33.183 96.623 18.9 SOUTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA
MAP 5.4 2010/04/13 20:27:02 -56.259 -27.277 111.8 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
MAP 5.3 2010/04/13 20:14:59 8.091 91.975 28.8 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
MAP 5.0 2010/04/13 15:46:38 -10.860 161.086 73.1 SOLOMON ISLANDS
MAP 5.4 2010/04/13 00:55:42 -4.396 153.528 66.2 NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

[edit on 14/4/2010 by ChemBreather]

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 04:36 AM
400 killed and thousands injured in the region according to the BBC this morning.
The problem in China is that they "build" their homes in Underground makeshift caves, which not only collapse even in modest quakes, but are prone to liquification due to the sandstone rock.

Any time there's a quake in Central China (even a 7.0) you can sadly expect casualties in the hundreds/thousands.

posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 05:26 AM

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posted on Apr, 14 2010 @ 06:10 AM
Existing thread here:

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion.

Thank you.

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