At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected

At least 23 killed as floods and landslides hit China, 2.8 million affected

At least 23 people have been killed since October 1, 2017 in six Chinese provinces after two waves of heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds caused floods and landslides. According to China's Ministry of Civil Affairs, the storms caused widespread damage in…

Deadly M6.8 earthquake hits China’s Sichuan

Deadly M6.8 earthquake hits China’s Sichuan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit border region between China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces at 13:19 UTC (21:19 local time) on August 8, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at…

Landslide destroys 71 houses, kills at least 24 in China’s Sichuan

Landslide destroys 71 houses, kills at least 24 in China’s Sichuan

A massive landslide triggered by heavy rain hit Gengdi Village in Qiaowo Town of Puge County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan province around 06:00 local time Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017, killing 24 people and leaving at least…

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit Sichuan, China

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow M6.3 (CENC) earthquake struck Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, China at 08:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on November 22, 2014.Epicenter was located 39 km (24 miles) NW of Kangding at depth of 18 km. This was a

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

'Fracking' began in China’s most dangerous earthquake zone

Oil companies have started drilling for oil in China's Sichuan region, an earthquake hot bed, where nearly 70 000 people died in devastating M 8.0 earthquake in 2008. The Sichuan province of China has seen many strong and

Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

Severe floods and deadly landslides hit Sichuan province, China

After days of torrential rain and heavy flooding across parts of southwest China, a deadly landslide occurred in Zhongxing town, Sichuan province, on July 10, 2013. More than 100 rescuers are on the scene at this time.

State media said landslide has

China floods drive one million from their homes

China floods drive one million from their homes

Torrential rain has triggered major flooding in China, where at least 57 people have died and more than one million have been evacuated. The worst of the flooding has struck the provinces of Sichuan, Shaanxi and Henan. A Ministry of Civil Affairs statement said that