Originally posted by PurpleVortex
I just read a 7.1 on globalincidentmap...
Update 00:49 UTC : WAPMERR, the theoretical damage engine has calculated that based on M6.9 and 16 km depth there will be 400 to 3500 fatalities and thousands of injured. Let’s hope that they are wrong !
The epicenter, with a depth of 13 km, was monitored at 30.3 degrees north latitude and 103.0 degrees east longitude.` The quake was strongly felt by residents in Sichuan's capital city of Chengdu, which is about 140 kilometers from Ya'an.
A resident in Chengdu, who was on the 13th floor of a building when the quake occurred, said he felt the building shaking for about 20 seconds and he saw tiles fall off nearby buildings.
People in Leshan city of Sichuan Province, and neighboring Chongqing Municipality also felt the earthquake.
Originally posted by minkmouse
A few big ones have gone off in the last while...What the hell is the pattern? I'm guessing it's a weather system we just don't get yet. I hope the damage is minimal but that's completely out of my hands.
The official People's Daily quoted the China Earthquake Administration as saying that 124 people were so far confirmed killed in today's earthquakes that hit near the city of Ya'an. More than 3,000 were injured, and 383,000 people in 33 counties were affected by the disastet
Originally posted by MariaLida
"Ok I will post some dangerous days for strong seizmic activity for rest of 2013, that days can effect San Andreas fault to rupture in very strong EQ ..
Also dangerous location from Japan - China - Turkey - Italy to have very strong EQ's with many casualties ..
Next days to end of April (next 35 days) and days from 16 to 23 June, also we will have super full moon for this year on 23 June ..
I expect at sensitive area very strong EQ of M 8.0 + from 16 to 23 June, for next 35 days we have several very dangerous days so I will post danger for all 35 days and we probably will have very strong seizmic activity worldwide and probably EQ of M 7.5 + .. "
A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in southwestern China has left 203 dead and over 11,500 people injured.
Rescuers poured into a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 164 with more than 6,700 injured, state media said.
1.5 million people affected by the tremors, says state broadcaster CCTV.
Xinhua said 6,000 troops were in the area to help with rescue efforts.
The China Meteorological Association warned of the possibility of landslides in Lushan county, with more than 1,000 aftershocks registered.