China: Earthquakes in Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces - Sep 2012
Multiple earthquakes, with the strongest two measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale, struck a mountainous rural region in southwest China on Friday, killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 160 others. More than 100,000 people have been evacuated. (Xinhua, 07 Sep 2012)
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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.
YILIANG, Yunnan, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Reconstruction in quake-hit regions in southwest China's Yunnan province began on Tuesday, local authorities said.
The reconstruction is slated to last from October 2012 to September 2014, paid for with 5.6 billion yuan (890.96 million U.S dollars) in funds raised by the provincial government, local authorities said.
Issue Date: Thu, 04/10/2012
In this issue:
- UN-SPIDER at a glance
- UN-SPIDER Newsletter “Crowdsource Mapping”
- UNOOSA: Brochure on United Nations Programme on Space Applications
- UN-SPIDER partners support coordination for earthquake in China
News from our Regional Support Offices
The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved two grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totalling $2.838 million to two relief agencies to undertake relief projects for earthquake victims in Yunnan.
Announcing the grants today (October 4), a government spokesman said that the Committee hoped the two grants - $2.418 million to CEDAR Fund and $0.42 million to Social Workers Across Borders - would help provide relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan.
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Water Resources announced on Thursday that water supplies have been restored to some residents in the quake-hit provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou in southwest China following the completion of repairs.
The ministry sent four work teams and expert groups to the quake zones to help restore water and control waterborne diseases immediately after the quakes struck earlier this month, a press release from the ministry said.
BEIJING, 14 September 2012 – UNICEF is mobilizing to send urgently needed support for children affected by the 5.7 magnitude earthquake which recently struck Yunnan. The tremor, which killed 81 and injured more than 800, wiped out 1,900 houses and severely damaged another 37,500. Subsequent heavy rains and mudslides have caused additional damage, and hampered access to the region.
English.news.cn 2012-09-16 16:33:45
KUNMING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Senior Taiwan politician Lien Chan said he and his wife will donate 10 million New Taiwan Dollars (340,000 U.S. dollars) to quake-hit Yunnan, a province in the mainland's southwest.
Lien Chan, honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) Party, made the remarks at the opening ceremony of a symposium on cross-Strait economic cooperation and cultural exchanges on Sunday.
English.news.cn 2012-09-17 23:45:14
YILIANG, Yunnan, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Thirty-seven schools in Yiliang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province had resumed classes as of Monday afternoon after multiple earthquakes struck the area earlier this month, the county's education department said.
The earthquakes left three students dead and injured another 22 students and three teachers, the department said.
A total of 294 schools were damaged to varying degrees, affecting 94,861 students, the department said.
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YILIANG, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- About 40 percent of schools in an earthquake-hit southwestern Chinese city have resumed classes a week after the natural disaster rocked the area, a local education official said on Friday.
The quake in Zhaotong city halted classes at 821 schools, including 733 damaged ones, affecting nearly 348,000 students, Liu Lehua, deputy director of education department of Zhaotong, said at a press conference.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Over 60,000 people in a southwest China quake zone had regained access to water as of Friday, the Ministry of Water Resources said.
As of Friday, local governments and disaster relief teams had repaired 36.4 km of water pipes and 265 water cellars that were damaged by last week's earthquakes, according to a statement posted on the ministry's website.
Thanks to unremitting efforts, water supplies had been restored to 60,300 residents in quake-hit regions in Yunnan province, the statement said.
YILIANG, Yunnan, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- All houses collapsed in the multiple earthquakes that struck part of southwestern Yunnan province on Sept. 7 will have been rebuilt by next June, rescue authorities said late Saturday.
The residents' homes will be first rebuilt, followed by cultural, education and health infrastructures and then government buildings, the rescue headquarters said in a statement.
14 September 2012
Torrential rain and landslides further devastated the earthquake affected areas in Yiliang County, Zhaotong of Yunnan Province since 10 September. More than 105,000 people were affected, with 1 death and 63 injuries. About 253 houses were destroyed; more than 50,000 acres of farmland were affected. Parts of the major and spare water pipes, and electricity supply facilities in Yiliang County were damaged.
YILIANG, Yunnan, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Authorities have stepped up sanitary efforts and set up a monitoring network in an earthquake-hit county in southwest China to prevent an outbreak of contagious diseases.
"Due to our efforts, there has been no epidemic outbreak of any kind so far," Lu Lin, head of Yunnan's provincial center for disease control and prevention, said on Wednesday.
But Lu said the risks remain high as Yiliang County was drenched again by floods this week.
By Kathryn Reid
Heavy rains have triggered landslides and mudslides in Yiliang County, the area of Yunnan province hardest hit by last Friday’s twin earthquakes.
Falling rocks are blocking roads, hampering the delivery of relief supplies.
“For those living in the open areas due to damaged houses and fear of aftershocks, the adverse weather is causing increased suffering from the wet and cold,” said Meimei Leung, World Vision’s emergency response leader.
Since the rain started earlier this week, temperatures have dropped significantly.
The government of the Republic of Korea has decided to provide humanitarian aid worth US$500,000 to China, of which Yunnan province was struck by the earthquakes on September 7. The government is currently in close coordination with the Chinese government to discuss details of aid.
BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The China Association of Poverty Alleviation and Development announced on Wednesday it will offer a donation worth 3 million yuan (about 474,000 U.S. dollars) to the quake-hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in southwest China.
Of the sum, 2 million yuan will be used to support the resumption of production in poverty-stricken villages in the county of Yiliang, and help local college graduates to start new undertakings. The rest will be used for disaster relief, according to a press release from the association.