Articles tagged "xinjiang uygur autonomous region"

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5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region around 6:06 p.m. Thursday, said the China Earthquake Networks Center. The epicenter was monitored at the border area between the region's Atux City in the Kizilsu Kirgiz Autonomous

August 11, 2011

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Hundreds of reservoirs at risk of overflowing in Anhui Province in China

An official with the Anhui Water Resource Department said levels at more than 660 reservoirs in the province were above warning levels. The level of the Shuiyang and Qingyi rivers, both tributaries of the Yangtze River running through Anhui, has also risen above safe

June 22, 2011

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Locust plague ravages NW China

Large swarms of locusts have laid waste to vast tracts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with authorities expecting the plague to worsen as the weather heats up. The locust plague began in the pastureland of the Ili River Valley and Taer Basin in

May 26, 2011