China: Earthquake - Jul 2003
Most read reports
- Oxfam: China disaster relief appeal 2003. 4 Sep 2003
- USGS: China: Earthquake Location Map. 22 Jul 2003
- USGS: M=6.0 Yunnan, China Preliminary Earthquake Report. 21 Jul 2003
- ACT: ACT Appeal China: Assistance to Earthquake Survivors - ASCN-33. 6 Aug 2003
- Hong Kong Red Cross: China: HKRC donates RMB 200,000 to support Yunnan Dayao earthquake relief operations. 24 Jul 2003
This year, many natural disasters have struck China: earthquakes in Xinjiang, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia, as well as floods in Guizhou, Anhui and Gansu.
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.
Appeal Target: US$ 100,041
Balance Requested from ACT Network: US$ 86,431
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.
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.
The Latest Disaster Situation
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2003/0111
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
China - Earthquake
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.
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: None
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2003/0110
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
China - Earthquake
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.
Magnitude 6.0 YUNNAN, CHINA
2003 July 21 15:16:31 UTC
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
Region: YUNNAN, CHINA
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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