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04 Sep 2003 description
report Oxfam

This year, many natural disasters have struck China: earthquakes in Xinjiang, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia, as well as floods in Guizhou, Anhui and Gansu.

02 Sep 2003 description
report Xinhua

XI'AN, Sept. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese troops and militia have joined local residents in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, in combating floods on the Weihe River, a tributary of the Yellow River.

According to local sources, over 30,000 military personnel stationed inside the city and the militia have been closely monitoring the embankments of the Weihe River to prevent greater losses that might occur if embankments burst.

Information from the Flooding Control Office of Weinan City said the water level of the Weihe River has kept rising.

06 Aug 2003 description

Appeal Target: US$ 100,041
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 86,431

29 Jul 2003 description

Geneva, 29 July, 2003 - A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale and depth of 10 km hit China on July 21, 2003 - the second earthquake in half a year. The latest quake affected more than one million people and damaged more than a million housing units in Dayao county, Yunan Province in south east China. The quake center was 25 kilometers away from Tanhua Town. As of 24 July, 2003, the earthquake had claimed 16 lives and injured 506 people, 71 of whom serious. Aftershock are still being felt. 264,474 housing units have collapsed, making 8,406 families homeless.

24 Jul 2003 description
report Oxfam

Independent development and relief agency Oxfam Hong Kong plans to raise HK$500,000 for the emergency relief work in Yunnan that was hit by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Monday.

24 Jul 2003 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0111
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
China - Earthquake

23 Jul 2003 description

Beijing (dpa) - Heavy rain hampered access to remote villages on Wednesday as rescuers searched for more victims of the earthquake that killed at least 16 people and left hundreds injured or homeless in southwestern China's Yunnan province.

The earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Yunnan's Dayao county late Monday evening, destroying or damaging at least 34,800 homes, county officials said.

Sixteen deaths and nearly 584 injuries were reported by Wednesday afternoon, with 104 people seriously injured, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

23 Jul 2003 description

Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2003/0110
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
China - Earthquake

22 Jul 2003 description

Beijing (dpa) - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has left at least 15 people dead and nearly 400 injured in Yunnan province, southwest China, officials and state media said on Tuesday.

The earthquake hit Yunnan's Dayao county at 11:16 p.m.

22 Jul 2003 description

Magnitude 6.0 YUNNAN, CHINA
2003 July 21 15:16:31 UTC

21 Jul 2003 description

Magnitude: 6.0


Monday, July 21, 2003 at 15:16:31 (UTC) - Coordinated Universal Time

Monday, July 21, 2003 at 11:16:31 PM local time at epicenter

Location: 25.96N 101.19E

Depth: 10.0 kilometers



85 km (55 miles) SW of Panzhihua (Dukou), Sichuan, China

125 km (75 miles) ENE of Dali, Yunnan, China

660 km (410 miles) SW of Chongqing, Chongqing, China

2100 km (1300 miles) SW of BEIJING, Beijing, China

Location Quality: Error estimate: horizontal +/- 9.4 km; depth fixed by location program

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