Posts Tagged ‘雅安’


April 20th, 2013 11 comments

Latest number from China Daily’s coverage shows death toll has risen to 200+ for the Yan’an (雅安) earthquake which occurred yesterday.  The epicenter is not too far from the 5.12 quake that hit Sichuan back in 2008.  Rescue operations is paramount during the first 72-hour window following the quake.  China has already mobilized 8,000 troops with more on standby.  This was a 7.0 magnitude quake, and though comparatively weaker than the 8.1 few years ago but still massive.  For the 1.5 million people affected in Sichuan, and especially in Yan’an (雅安), we stand by you. 雅安我们和你在一起!