Saturday, April 20, 2013

...china earthquake - sat16apr2013 !

156 dead, 5,500 injured in China earthquake
Frantic search for survivors continues after tremor devastates Sichuan province
By Didi Tang, AP April 20, 2013 9:05 AM
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BEIJING — A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China’s southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, leaving at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured, nearly five years after a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region.

Saturday’s quake, while not as destructive as the one in 2008, toppled buildings, triggered landslides and disrupted phone and power connections in mountainous Lushan county. The village of Longmen was hit particularly hard, with authorities saying nearly all the buildings there had been destroyed in a frightening minute-long shaking by the quake.

“It was such a big quake that everyone was scared,” said a woman who answered the phone at a kindergarten hours later and declined to give her name. “We all fled for our lives.”

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...not a coincidence or does it have a true Science reason...?