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23 Jul 2013 description

China • Gansu Earthquake
Situation Report No. 2
23 July 2013

The UN China Situation Report on the Gansu Earthquake is produced by the UN Disaster Management Team in China.

Key Facts on the earthquake at the junction of the Minxian County and Zhangxian County, Gansu of China

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake occurred at the junction of the Minxian County and Zhangxian County, Gansu Province of China, at 07.45 AM on 22 July, Monday, with a depth of about 20 km.

23 Jul 2013 description

Key Facts on the 6.6-magnitude earthquake at the junction of the Minxian County and Zhangxian County, Gansu of China

· A 6.6-magnitude earthquake occurred at the junction of the Minxian County and Zhangxian County, Gansu Province of China, at 07.45 AM on 22 July, Monday, with a depth of about 20 km.

· The epicenter is calculated to be 34.5 north and 104.2 east, which is about 15 km from the Minxian County, 45 km from the Zhangxian County, 120 km from the Dingxi City and 170 km from Lanzhou, Gansu’s provincial capital.

23 Apr 2013 description

Casualties, damages and loss

  • As of 6 am, 23 April 2013, 193 people are reported dead and 12,211 injured. 25 are still missing and more than 245,000 people are urgently evacuated. Over 1.99 million people in a total of 115 counties are affected, according to the Civil Affairs Department of Sichuan. 608 thousand local people were relocated. As of 11.30 23 April, 14 students are reported dead and 42 injured; 9 teachers are injured.

21 Apr 2013 description

Casualties, damages and loss

• As of 15.00, 21 April 2013, 186 people are reported dead and 11,393 injured, including 968 in a serious condition. 21 are still missing and more than 245,000 people are urgently evacuated. Over 1.52 million people in a total of 69 counties are affected.

• Many local houses are made of wood and earthen walls, almost all of which collapsed in the earthquake. Over 99% of houses in the epicenter, Longmen Township of Lushan County collapsed.

21 Apr 2013 description

UN China Situation Report No. 2

Lushan (Ya’an) Earthquake – 20 April 2013 (as of 23:00 p.m. Beijing Time)

Key Facts on the 7-magnitude earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan of China

A 7-magnitude earthquake hit the Lushan County in the city of Ya’an, Sichuan Province of China, at 08:02 AM on 20 April, Saturday, with a depth of about 13 km.

The epicenter is calculated to be 30.3 north and 103.0 east, in Longmen Township of Lushan County, which is about 116 km from Sichuan’s provincial capital, Chengdu.

12 Nov 2008 description

12 November 2008, Beijing - Six months after the Wenchuan earthquake, the UN system in China is continuing efforts to assist affected people in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. The UN's efforts are focused on helping the most vulnerable segments of society benefit from better access to longer-term shelter, sustainable supplies of clean water, adequate health care services, decent employment and quality schooling.

31 Aug 2008 description

1. Background

China's(1) sharply increased food inflation in the last year shares a number of underlying causes with global food inflation, but is also distinct from it in some key respects.

17 Jun 2008 description

UN shows need for building back better in post-earthquake reconstruction17 July 2008, Beijng - Recovering from a disaster like an 8.0 magnitude earthquake has many challenges, but in reconstructing lives and communities, it is crucial to build back better, concluded a two-day United Nations workshop in Beijing on post-disaster reconstruction practices.

"No one will question the ability of the Government of China and the international community to transform the disaster-stricken areas in Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi into an area of natural beauty and economic prosperity," said …