China: Earthquake in Qinghai Province - Apr 2010

Disaster description

A major earthquake measuring 7.1 Richter scale hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai province on 14 April 2010. The deadly quake left 2,698 people killed, 270 missing, more than 12,000 were injured, 15,000 houses collapsed and an estimated 100,000 were homeless. Many more were affected, as tremors affected neighbouring areas, including Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan province. (IFRC, 30 June 2010)

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) quickly responded to the disaster by sending relief items, search and rescue teams, medical teams, ambulances and one emergency response team (ERT) and one sanitation ERT. (IFRC, 30 June 2010)

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