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22 Apr 2018 description
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Source: Xinhua| 2018-04-20 20:23:32|Editor: ZX

LANZHOU, April 20 (Xinhua) -- Heavy downpours in northwest China's Gansu Province have killed one person, authorities said.

More than 20,000 people have been affected by the bad weather, according to the provincial department of civil affairs.

Strong rain mixed with hail damaged more than 800 hectares of crops. As of 4 p.m. Friday, nine counties had suffered from the natural disaster.

More than 300 houses were damaged, the department said.

18 Apr 2018 description
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WUHAN, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The middle route of China's south-to-north water diversion project is expected to deliver an additional 507 million cubic meters of water to northern provinces over the next three months.

The additional water will be delivered from April to June as the water levels at Danjiangkou reservoir and Hanjiang River are expected to be higher during that time, according to the Yangtze Water Resources Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources.

11 Apr 2018 description
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BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters killed 53 people in China in the first quarter this year, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction said Tuesday.

Natural disasters affected 12.72 million people in total in the first three months, causing 54,000 to be relocated during emergencies and leaving 162,000 in need of emergency relief, the authorities said in a report.

21 Mar 2018 description
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BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua) -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit Tainan city of Taiwan at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of 14 km, was monitored at about 23.33 degrees north latitude and 120.52 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

20 Mar 2018 description
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BEIJING, March 19 (Xinhua) -- China's oceanic authority on Monday called for measures to cope with rising sea levels.

A report released by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) said that the average sea level along China's coast in 2017 was 58 mm higher than the average level between 1993 and 2011.

In the past six years, the sea level along China's coast had remained at a high level compared with the pervious 24 years.