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Earthquake near Chengdu, China (as of 10 Jun 2008)

In the wake of the May 12, 2008, earthquake in China, a series of landslides blocked the Jiangjiang River, creating swollen reservoirs that threatened to break through and flood catastrophically. The...

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Earthquake near Chengdu, China (as of 09 Jun 2008)

Chinese engineers walk a fine line as they try to drain water from Tangjiashan Lake, which has been building behind a landslide dam in Beichuan County. If they drain water too quickly, the flow could...

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Earthquake near Chengdu, China (as of 03 Jun 2008)

The unstable Tangjiashan Lake in China’s quake-hit Beichuan County was nearing what Chinese officials hoped would be its peak on June 6, 2008, reported the Chinese news agency, Xinhua. The lake...

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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China (as of 26 May 2008)

In late May 2008, a large lake continued to occupy a stretch of landslide-dammed river upstream of the small city of Beichuan, Shichuan Province. Landslides caused by the May 12 earthquake dammed a...

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