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January 11, 1998 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical workers and troops carried blankets and relief supplies Saturday to a rural area north of the Chinese capital hit by a powerful earthquake that officials said killed 48 people and injured 2,000, state television and radio reported. Tremors from the magnitude 6.2 quake reached Beijing, more than 140 miles southeast of the epicenter. Tall office and apartment buildings in Beijing swayed, but no major damage was reported.
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February 26, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Three people were killed and about 20,000 houses were destroyed when a magnitude 6 earthquake struck a remote area of China's southwestern Sichuan province, a local official said. The quake left 109 people injured and seven missing Friday after it struck a mountainous area populated by ethnic Tibetans. The tremor seriously damaged roads and services, including water supplies, power and telecommunications, the official said.
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July 23, 1995 | Reuters
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 rocked China's northwest Gansu province on Saturday, damaging buildings, the New China News Agency said. A government official reached by telephone in Lanzhou county said it was not known if there were any casualties.
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August 26, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An earthquake this week in southwestern China injured 406 people and left more than 169,000 homeless, an official newspaper said. Chinese seismologists initially had said there were no reports of casualties or damage in the magnitude 5.1 quake Monday in Wuding County, Yunnan province. But the China Daily described damage as widespread. The newspaper said that 56 schools, 16 reservoirs, 56 bridges and a power station were destroyed and that 169,242 people lost their homes.
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October 24, 1995 | Times Wire Services
A strong earthquake with numerous aftershocks jolted the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan this morning, and at least 14 people were reported killed. The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5, struck at 6:46 a.m., China's Central Seismology Bureau said. The temblor was centered 35 miles northwest of the provincial capital of Kunming, about 1,300 miles southwest of Beijing, said a seismologist who identified himself only by his surname, Ma.
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February 27, 1991 | United Press International
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook a sparsely populated border region of remote western China, injuring at least three people and destroying 120 houses, officials said. The epicenter of Monday's quake was traced to the town of Keping in northwestern Xinjiang.
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December 3, 1988 | Associated Press
A strong aftershock of an earthquake that devastated a remote region of southwestern China killed at least one person, injured 24 and toppled more than 1,000 homes, newspapers reported today. The aftershock, which registered 6.7 on the Richter scale, also forced the closure of several schools and a cement factory in Yunnan province, Hong Kong newspapers, quoting the domestic China News Service, reported.
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November 8, 1988 | Associated Press
Two official radio stations reported Monday that 600 people had been killed by a powerful earthquake that struck just inside China's mountainous southern border on Sunday, although other official estimates of the casualties were lower. Radio Beijing and the Peoples' Central Broadcasting Station quoted the same reporter, Hu Jiaqi, about the death toll, which could not be independently verified.
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November 10, 1988
Chinese rescuers are being forced to trek on foot through heavily wooded mountain regions to reach some villages devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 930 people in southern China, Beijing Radio reported. It said the village of Zhanmapo, believed the worst hit with 297 dead, was accessible only by a footpath, and it had been blocked by a landslide. The quake that struck southwestern Yunnan province was China's worst since a 1976 earthquake that killed 242,000 people.
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November 9, 1988 | From the Washington Post
China deployed hundreds of soldiers in relief operations as the death toll from the 7.6 earthquake that struck southwest China on Sunday rose to nearly 1,000 on Tuesday. An official in China's Civil Affairs Ministry in Beijing said the death toll had reached 938, but it was clear that the government's information on casualties was still far from complete.
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January 16, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Two earthquakes struck southwestern China 1 1/2 hours apart, killing at least four people, injuring 400 others and collapsing thousands of buildings, officials said. A magnitude 5.9 quake hit Yao'an county in the southern province of Yunnan at 6:09 a.m., sending people running from their homes. An aftershock with a magnitude of 6.5 struck 90 minutes later, a county seismologist said.
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January 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
Scrambling to head off frostbite, Chinese aid workers rushed winter overcoats, quilts and tents Sunday to tens of thousands of earthquake victims in northern China cast into the bitter cold when their houses were reduced to rubble. The devastation from Saturday's quake in Hebei province was worse than originally thought, with about 11,440 people injured--more than five times as many as previous estimates, the New China News Agency reported. About 1,200 of the injured were seriously hurt.
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January 11, 1998 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Medical workers and troops carried blankets and relief supplies Saturday to a rural area north of the Chinese capital hit by a powerful earthquake that officials said killed 48 people and injured 2,000, state television and radio reported. Tremors from the magnitude 6.2 quake reached Beijing, more than 140 miles southeast of the epicenter. Tall office and apartment buildings in Beijing swayed, but no major damage was reported.
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March 20, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A powerful earthquake of 6.9 magnitude jolted the remote Xinjiang region, killing at least 24 people and knocking down buildings, the Central Seismological Agency said. Officials at the Xinjiang Earthquake Bureau said more than 50 other people were injured in the quake. The number of casualties was expected to rise because communication to the worst-hit areas was cut off by the quake. Xinjiang is in the far northwest of China.
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February 5, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A large aftershock, measuring 6.0, rocked the southwestern Chinese town of Lijiang as rescue workers continued to search for survivors of a 7.0 quake two days earlier. The death toll from Saturday's temblor climbed to at least 238 as rescue teams fanned out into devastated villages in search of survivors amid fears the final death toll could rise over 300, according to an official at the disaster coordination center in Lijiang, near the quake's epicenter.
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February 4, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A powerful earthquake struck a city in southwestern China, killing 150 people and injuring more than 500 others, authorities said today. China's Central Seismology Bureau said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.0. The U.S. Geological Survey reported 6.4. A magnitude-6 quake can cause severe damage; magnitude 7 is considered a major quake, capable of causing widespread heavy damage. The earthquake hit at 7:14 p.m.
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October 19, 1989 | Associated Press
A series of earthquakes rattled northern China late Wednesday and early today, killing at least 18 people and flattening about 8,000 homes in a largely rural area, authorities said. The quakes struck less than 24 hours after a major temblor hit the San Francisco Bay Area. Officials of China's national Seismological Bureau said the quakes were not related to the California temblor. The bureau said that the five quakes--registering magnitudes up to 6.
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October 26, 1995 | From Associated Press
An earthquake in southern China that toppled more than 8,000 buildings killed at least 40 people and seriously injured more than 200, an official news report said Wednesday. The nationally televised evening news aired the first footage from Tuesday's magnitude-6.5 quake. The epicenter of the temblor was Wuding County, 60 miles northwest of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province. The footage showed roads with massive cracks and rocks and gravel that had tumbled down mountainsides.
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