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53 killed, 337 injured in Gansu, China earthquake


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Earthquake in Gansu, China has claimed more lives. Now death toll remains at 53. Gansu earthquake has injured at least 337 people, China Central Television (CCTV) reported. Fatalities are from Minxian Dingxi City, Zhangxian and Longnan City Lixian. Click here for latest updates on Gansu earthquake.

The China Earthquake Administration has launched an emergency-response plan after this deadly earthquake. The emergency plan includes close monitoring of the earthquake today and sending disaster-relief teams to affected areas. Similarly, the National Committee for Disaster Reduction and the Ministry of Civil Affairs has also launched a level-four emergency response and sent work teams to the quake zone.

Zhang and Min are reported to be worst hit, Xinhua said.

Below are some photos and a you tube video of Gansu earthquake (Xinhua).

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Photo below shows medical treatment of wounded in Minxian (Source Sina Weibo, South China Morning Post).

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M 5.9 very strong earthquake in Gansu, China has claimed lives of at least three people and injured several others.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake's epicenter was located 13 km E of Chabu. It was 7.7 miles deep.

Fatalities are from Min County in Dingxi municipality, the Xinhua News reported.

Around 300 militia have been sent to the earthquake region.

Tremor was also felt in neighboring cities of Dingxi, Longnan and Tianshui as well as the provincial capital city of Lanzhou.

23:45 UTC (local time Sunday, July 22, 2013 at 07:45 @ epicenter)

Shaking Intensity (MMI)
VI (Strong): Chabu, Sigou and Chengjiao Zhen.
V (Moderate): Xiaozhai, Chengjiao Chengguanzhen, Xijiang, Minshan and Qinxu.
IV (Light): Linxia
III (Weak): Lanzhou and Beidao.

Epicenter Location
13 km E of Chabu, China
151 km W of Beidao, China
154 km SE of Linxia, China
177 km SSE of Lanzhou, China
1233 km WSW of Beijing, China

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 21, 2013

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