Northwest China suffers from earthquakes

This year, in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a period of seismic activity. The area has already been 14 earthquakes, four of which were forced to five on the Richter scale. Fortunately, no people have been hurt, but destroyed or damaged thousands of homes, property damage from these disasters is already in the hundreds of millions of yuan.

According to the National Seismological Bureau of China, the tremors of varying strength this year were recorded in the city or surrounding area, Altay, Hami, and the counties Bachzhou, Aksu, Khotan, and other areas Kezylsu Xinjiang.

The last earthquake in the morning on March 9 in the county Lobo. His strength was 6 points, the epicenter was located at a depth of 30 km.

According to the Department of Civil Affairs of Xinjiang region on March 13, the earthquake affected 144,000 people, urgently evacuated 37,000, destroyed more than 5,000 homes, damaged 85,000 buildings, including serious damage in 68 buildings. Among the damaged buildings have schools and student dormitories. Direct economic losses are estimated at 710 million yuan ($ 113 million).
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