A series of earthquakes took place in southern China


Collapsed in the earthquake roof farm house. Yunnan Province. January 2011. Photo from epochtimes.com

3.01.11.Neskolkimi earthquakes began the new year in the southern province of Yunnan. The three largest of them the power of 4.6 and 4.8 points. At the epicenter damaged more than 10,000 peasant houses were evacuated for more than 80 thousand people. Many people sleep on the streets for fear of more powerful aftershocks.


Hardest hit village Binyuan. According to official data of the local authorities, only a succession of earthquakes affecting more than 30 thousand families, urgently evacuated 85.6 thousand.

Local residents told the correspondent of The Epoch Times, which in this area are mostly old farmhouses, many of them have fallen off the roof and walls are skewed. During the three days of the new year in the area was about 30 aftershocks, people are afraid to sleep at home, who lives in a tent, who is in the car, and who had gone to stay with relatives in other areas.

This area is seismically active. From 1 to 23 December of last year there was 16 small aftershocks, the largest force of 3.1 points.

The Epoch Times

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