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04 Sep 2003 description
report Oxfam

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale hit Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on 16 Aug 2003. Considered the worst earthquake to strike Inner Mongolia in 700 years, it has caused at least 4 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries. More than 50,000 houses have collapsed, and over 80,000 houses have been seriously damaged. In addition, more than 15,000 students have had to leave school due to the disaster.