On 3 Aug 2014 an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 12 km hit Longtoushan township in Ludian county in China's southwestern Yunnan province. As of 7 Aug, 615 people had been killed, 3,143 had been injured and 114 people were still missing. 230,000 had been relocated. Rescue teams were still combing the rubble in search of survivors. 80,900 houses were destroyed, 120,100 were seriously and 466,100 slightly damaged. In Yengan village, 90 per cent of houses have been reported damaged. Concerns of continuing landslides and risk of flooding in certain areas due to wet season are mounting. Fears over mass disease outbreaks are high due to lack of access to safe water and proper sanitation methods. The number of fatalities and injuries are expected to rise as remote villages become accessible. (ACAPS, 8 Aug 2014)
By Denis McClean
GENEVA, 29 August 2016 - China National Radio today said it would launch a new service for its 700 million listeners which will focus on disaster risk reduction.
KUNMING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Students of a middle school in a township in southwest China's Yunnan Province that was hit by an earthquake one year ago moved to a new school building on Tuesday as the new semester began.
Longquan Middle School is located in Longtoushan Township of Ludian County, the epicenter of a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that killed over 610 people in August last year. The students attended classes in makeshift structures after their school was destroyed by the quake.
LUDIAN, Yunnan, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- No ceremony was held to mark the one year anniversary of a 6.5-magnitude quake that killed 617 people and injured another 3,143 on on Aug. 3 last year in Ludian County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Instead, local residents went about their daily chores of picking peppers, the local specialty, on the hillside. Reconstruction sites in Longtoushan Township, the epicenter of the quake, roared as heavy machines worked to rebuild what was lost.
In 2014, China experienced various natural and several man-made disasters such as earthquakes, rainstorms, typhoons and an aircraft accident. Most significantly a 6.5-maginitude earthquake in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, resulted in 589 deaths, 9 missing and serious social impact. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have taken effective measures to respond to these disasters.
By Kazutaka Isaka, IFRC
Yesterday the affected population in Longtoushan welcomed the first batch of much needed relief containing shelter toolkits for 200 households. Longtoushan town is in Ludian county, Yunnan Province, and was the epicentre of a strong earthquake that occurred on the third of August this year, resulting in the death of more than 600 people in the whole affected area.
BEIJING — China unveiled a three-year reconstruction plan for a quake zone in southwest Yunnan on Nov 23, promising to improve living conditions and economic development.
The reconstruction plan was adopted at an executive meeting of the State Council on Oct 24, two months after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Ludian county on Aug 3.
The earthquake killed more than 600 people and destroyed about 80,000 homes.
By David Tereshchuk*
October 21, 2014—Summer this year was disastrous for the people of Ludian, Qiaojia and Huize counties, in China’s far southwestern province of Yunnan.
In early August 2014 an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 hit all three counties, with hundreds of mild to heavy aftershocks felt afterwards, and causing extra damage.
Hundreds of people were killed and thousands injured. In the communities closely surrounding the epicenter of the earthquake, in Ludian, more than 80,000 houses collapsed.
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At 16:30 on 3 August 2014, Beijing Time, an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 hit Ludian County of Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province. The epicenter of the quake was recorded in Longtoushan Township, 23 kilometers (14 miles) southwest of Zhaotong. Hundreds of aftershocks were felt afterwards causing heavy damages in the affected areas.
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The final death toll in the region is 617. Among the reported deaths, 526 were in Ludian County and 78 in Qiaojia County. The quake also caused one death in Zhaotong City and another 12 in Huize County. In addition to the deaths, 112 people are still missing and 3,143 were injured. Additionally, more than 80,000 houses collapsed, 129,100 houses were seriously damaged and 466,100 houses were moderately damaged.
The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $0.395 million to Correctional Services Department Credit Union Education Fund (CSDCU Education Fund) for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province in the Mainland.
Rescue and relief operations are ongoing in Jammu and Kashmir after landslides caused by severe flooding that began on 2 Sep, killed at least 215 people and left 150,000 people still stranded. More than 184,000 people have so far been rescued by the armed forces and National Disaster Response Force. Around 137 relief camps are operating in the Kashmir valley assisting over 100,000 people.
184,000 people rescued
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Five teams of professional social workers will be sent to Ludian in southwest China's Yunnan Province, hit by a strong earthquake last month.
Each team will be made up of ten members and they will offer assistance to families who lost their relatives in the quake, elderly people and needy families, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs in a statement on Friday.
They will provide psychologic counseling for local people, help organize support groups among locals and assist them to rebuild their communities, the statement said.
29 August 2104: View the slideshow and see how more than 200 children affected by the earthquake in China’s Yunnan Province now have safe spaces to play, learn and develop thanks to Plan’s emergency response.
The 6.5 magnitude earthquake on 3 August caused widespread devastation – destroying houses, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands injured.
On 20 August the Hong Kong Disaster Relief Fund approved grants of HKD 6.317 million to the Amity Foundation for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province on the Mainland.
The grants are provided for four townships in Ludian County, Qiaojia County and Huize County. The relief goods include 450 tons of rice, 7,500 buckets of cooking oil, 5,000 quilts and mosquito nets as well 3,000 folding beds. A total of 7,500 families, equal to 30,000 people, will benefit from the grants.
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This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has launched a national appeal. At the same time RCSC will accept direct assistance from abroad to provide support to the affected population. Voluntary contributions towards this earthquake operation can also be channelled through the IFRC’s Long-Term Planning Framework for China.
A fortnight after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit three counties in the hilly southwest of China, and despite heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance’s Amity Foundation continues its huge effort to deliver relief to residents left with nothing.
Over 600 people died in the August 3 earthquake with 112 still missing. Around the epicentre of the earthquake, over 80,000 houses have collapsed.