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09 May 13 14:51

BBC posted an article with interesting statistics / graphics about the fifth anniversary of the Sichuan, China earthquake, "one of the largest earthquakes in human history in terms of socio-economic losses." This event was a tragedy of massive proportions. Its aftermath has afforded the area the opportunity to begin to rebuild with earthquake preparedness in mind. BBC notes that "building better for earthquakes can save lives and money" and that during a "recent Sichuan earthquake in Ya'an on 20 April, it was reported that none of the buildings built since the Sichuan earthquakes collapsed." Read more here:

Sichuan 2008: A disaster on an immense scale

Category: Climate/natural disasters: Earthquakes

Location: Sichuan, China


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