China: Earthquake in Xinjiang Region - Jun 2012
More than 155,000 people had been affected after a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on 30 Jun 2012. The number of injured people climbed to 52 and 48,000 people had been evacuated. The quakes also tore down 7,500 houses and damaged another 64,000 houses. (Xinhua, 01 Jul 2012)
This report covers the
period 1 January to 31
Source:China Meteorological News Press
Recently many departments included Ministry of Civil Affair and General Office of National Committee for Disaster Reduction organized meetings to analyze the conditions of natural disasters of China in 2012.
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29 August 2012
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2012
In the first half of this year, China has mainly been hit by natural disasters of earthquake, drought, storm and heavy rainfall.
Xinjiang earthquakes - On 9 March, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was hit by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, leaving 144,000 people in two counties affected, 37,000 people evacuated, 5,200 houses collapsed and 85,000 houses destroyed.
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BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The central government on Friday allocated 777 million yuan (about 121.9 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief funds to ten provincial areas that have been plagued by natural disasters.
The funds will be used to settle relocated residents, subsidize the daily needs of disaster-affected people, rebuild houses and provide pensions for the relatives of the deceased, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Civil Affairs will continue to send officials and experts to conduct relief work in northwest China's quake-hit Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, according to a statement made by the ministry Sunday night.
According to local authorities, more than 155,000 people have been affected and 48,000 have been relocated since a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted a mountainous area along the border of Hejing and Xinyuan counties in Xinjiang early Saturday morning. The quake was followed by several 3- to 4-magnitude aftershocks.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolted the border of Xinyuan County and Hejing County of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 5:07 a.m. on 30 June. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs as of 4 p.m., the earthquake has affected 93,000 people and injured 52 people. 27,000 people were immediately evacuated and 36,000 houses were reported damaged.
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URUMQI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- More than 155,000 people had been affected as of late Sunday, after a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Saturday morning, local authorities said Sunday.
As of 7 p.m. Sunday, the number of injured people climbed to 52 and 48,000 people had been evacuated after the earthquake hit a mountainous area along the border of Hejing and Xinyuan counties at 5:07 a.m., followed by several aftershocks of 3-to-4 magnitude, said authorities of the government of Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture.
URUMQI, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-five people were injured, and over 64,500 people have been affected after a 6.6-magnitude quake that jolted northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early Saturday morning.
The earthquake, which hit a mountainous area along the border of Hejing and Xinyuan counties at 5:07 a.m., was followed by several aftershocks of 3-to-4 magnitude, said authorities of the government of Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture.