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Earthquake 6.9 In SW China 20 April 2013

More Earthquakes In April 2013:

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Protect our children.  Protect our environment. Be nuclear-free.

This spate of earthquakes should issure warnings to all governments that all nuclear reactors be disabled.  Opt for a nuclear-free world.  Earthquakes, along with tsunamis, are one of the biggest natural threats to the safety of nuclear reactors.  The other threat is man-made weapons which are used in war.  It is only two years since the dreadful earthquake-tsunami of Japan, which killed 30,000 people, devastated villages, damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant and three other sites, and caused a major nuclear disaster. Lest we forget.

Iran has had two large earthquakes in the past few days, one in the north-east  near Iran’s one and only nuclear power station, and another a day later, in the south-west.

Now a large earthquake has struck in China. This earthquake, which struck in the South West region of China yesterday,  has killed people and injured thousands. Some reports say that it was 6.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, while a report from Beijing initially reported the quake as 6.9.

Reuters claim that 157 people are dead and that 5700 people are injured.  The extent of the injury and death could be higher than these figures.

The quake was centred near the city of  Ya’an in the province of Sichuan. Ya’an is a city a little west of Chengdu, which is the capital of the province Sichuan.  Ya’an has a population of 1.5 million people.

The epicentre of the Saturday earthquake, which struck at around 8AM local time, is said to be on the same fault line as the devastating quake which struck five years ago.  The 2008 earthquake killed around 70,000 people and left 18,000 people unaccounted for.

More Earthquakes In April 2013:

IMG_1286

Protect our children.  Protect our environment. Be nuclear-free.

This spate of earthquakes should issure warnings to all governments that all nuclear reactors be disabled.  Opt for a nuclear-free world.  Earthquakes, along with tsunamis, are one of the biggest natural threats to the safety of nuclear reactors.  The other threat is man-made weapons which are used in war.  It is only two years since the dreadful earthquake-tsunami of Japan, which killed 30,000 people, devastated villages, damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant and three other sites, and caused a major nuclear disaster. Lest we forget.

Iran has had two large earthquakes in the past few days, one in the north-east  near Iran’s one and only nuclear power station, and another a day later, in the south-west.

Now a large earthquake has struck in China. This earthquake, which struck in the South West region of China yesterday,  has killed people and injured thousands. Some reports say that it was 6.6 magnitude on the Richter scale, while a report from Beijing initially reported the quake as 6.9.

Reuters claim that 157 people are dead and that 5700 people are injured.  The extent of the injury and death could be higher than these figures.

The quake was centred near the city of  Ya’an in the province of Sichuan. Ya’an is a city a little west of Chengdu, which is the capital of the province Sichuan.  Ya’an has a population of 1.5 million people.

The epicentre of the Saturday earthquake, which struck at around 8AM local time, is said to be on the same fault line as the devastating quake which struck five years ago.  The 2008 earthquake killed around 70,000 people and left 18,000 people unaccounted for.

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