Powerful Earthquake in Southwest China:Nearly 80 Peoples lost their liveson September 8, 2012 at 12:26 am
In Southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces two powerful magnitude 5.6 earthquakes triggered yesterday, killing at least 80 people, more than 6,650 homes are collapsed, and targeted the landslides and disrupted power and communications,more than 700 peoples were injured after several earthquakes , and one elementary school collapsed in the earthquake, local authorities said it wasn’t clear that any of the students had been killed in the quake,the largest measuring magnitude 5.7 according to local authorities and state media.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center reported that the second magnitude-5.6 quake rattled through the border area of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan shortly after the first struck at 11:19 a.m yesterday.
Rural Yunnan and Guizhou are the China’s poorer regions, and heavily populated by non-Han Chinese ethnic minority groups, such as the Yi and Hui people.The Officials in Guizhou revealed nearly 28,000 people were affected by the major quakes and more than 10,000 houses are destroyed.
Yiliang which is administrating near by prefectural city of Zhaotong, having a population of 585,000 people, according to the local government, and has been designated by higher authorities as an area of particularly high poverty. The high population is largely rural and harvesting rice, corn and other crops serves as a major source and they depends of that income.