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7.8 earthquake hits China

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Desperate efforts are underway to find survivors
12 years ago, May 12th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #35049  
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BBC report

Dozens of aftershocks have been reported since the quake, which was the strongest to hit Sichuan province in more than 30 years

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12 years ago, May 12th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #35051  
From the above link.

Dozens of aftershocks have been reported since the quake, which was felt in Beijing, 1,545km (960 miles) away, and the Thai capital Bangkok, 1,800km (1,200 miles) away.




Were you or anyone you know in China during the earth quake?
Were you someplace where you could feel the aftershocks like Bangkok?


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12 years ago, May 12th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #35056  
We are in Hanoi Vietnam other people said they felt it today at 13.35 but we felt nothing.
Bit worried im about to get a train from Hanoi direct to Beijing for 50 long hours...! Reply to this

12 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #35101  
Here in Wuhan, China, it depended where you were located. I am working on the outskirts of the main city center. We didn't feel anything in this building but at the large public school across the street, a little shaking was reported. In the main part of the city, people emptied out of shops and offices as a result of the tremors. Reply to this

12 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #35102  
I am in Tianjin, felt nothing, but people with stuff hanging noticed some swaying. When we started to get calls about it, it was news to us.

I recommend reliefweb.int for reliable information, its affiliated with the UN to help organize disaster relief.

Thank goodness the 3 Gorges Dam is ok. Reply to this

12 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #35108  
We were at the Three Gorges Dam but didn't feel anything - good job it held! Reply to this

12 years ago, May 13th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #35115  
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Damn. Between this and Nargis...it's a good time to have not been in Asia.

My heart goes out to those affected. I've gotten to the point where I can't even watch the reports about Burma. It's tragic and maddening. Reply to this

12 years ago, May 14th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #35248  
We are living in Chengdu and we definitely felt it along with all the aftershocks ... tonight is our first night back to sleeping inside, but we are without running water. Chengdu was lucky, the surrounding areas were hit much harder. More details on our blog ... Reply to this

12 years ago, May 15th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #35338  
Hi Stephanie and Cody,
hope you guys are ok :-) Based in Shanghai and was at work on the 41st floor when it happened....clearly felt it, door of the office got closed by the quake, and really felt that the tower was moving back anf forth...we were all evacuated through the staircases and learnt about you guys once we were outside...
Getting involved here with the red cross to leverage donation but really hope that the chinese teams on site get as many people out of the rubbles, as fast as possible...tomorrow will be the fourth day after the quake. Reply to this

12 years ago, May 19th 2008 No: 10 Msg: #35760  
Apparently people in office towers here in Hong Kong felt it... I am in Kowloon and didn't feel anything. Reply to this

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