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12/05/2008 Great Wenchuan earthquake


2008 Sichuan, China Earthquake KCRA Report


15 May 2008 - China Sichuan Quake - BBC Report

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, also known as the First Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred in 2008. Measuring at 8.0 Ms, the earthquake's epicenter was located 50 miles west-northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital, with a focal depth of 12 miles. Over 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake.
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    • Essentials 

    • Geology 

    • Damage and casualties 

    • Rescue efforts 

    • Domestic reactions 

    • Collapse of schoolhouses 

    • Foreign and domestic aid 

    • First anniversary 

    • Completion of works 

    • Precursors and postmortems