Monday, September 1, 2008

Silent Rumblings From China

Why is it given a brief, BG?

Also see
: China's Silent Earthquakes

"Quake damage, toll feared much higher

SHANGHAI - The devastation from an earthquake that struck southwestern China on Saturday might be much worse than initially feared, state-run news media reported yesterday, saying that the quake had destroyed more than 100,000 homes and that the death toll had risen to at least 28 and was likely to be higher. The earthquake, which was centered in Sichuan province on Saturday and had a magnitude of 6.1, damaged highways, reservoirs, bridges and hundreds of schools, and it forced the evacuation of more than 40,000 people in Sichuan and neighboring Yunnan province, reported Xinhua, the state news agency. More than 230 people were reported injured (New York Times News Service)."