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At an earthquake in China at least 14 people - RIA Novosti, have suffered 9/8/2018


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BEIJING, 8 Sep — RIA Novosti. At least 14 people were traumatized as a result of the earthquake measuring 5,9 which has occurred on Saturday morning in the southwest Chinese province of Yunnan it is said in the statement of the Chinese seismological center published in the official account in Weibo.© Flickr/Matt Katzenberger In the southwest of China the earthquake by magnitude 5,9pervy is recorded the strong push was is recorded at 10:31 local time (05:21 Moscow time) in the Motszyan-Haniysky autonomous county of the city district Pu-erh then seismologists have registered more than 50 aftershocks of different force, the magnitude of one exceeded 5. Tremors were felt in 15 settlements of the county, generally in villages and towns. The provincial center of emergency response has immediately sent to the disaster area more than 600 people, including law enforcement officers, firefighters, physicians, rescuers, workers for elimination of blockages. Also to the place of state of emergency have directed the special equipment, including excavators and special cameras with thermal sensors. For participation in operation on mitigation of consequences the military personnel of the People's Liberation Army of China has also been directed. As rescuers note, the victims and a large number of victims managed to be avoided as the earthquake has occurred after 10 in the morning, and many inhabitants of the settlements located near epicenter were on streets or in kitchen gardens. Judging by the shots and videos posted in social networks, destructions in some settlements quite considerable weak medium-sized constructions, generally garages and sheds have failed. At houses roofs have fallen off, on walls large cracks have gone. From surveillance cameras it is possible to determine by videos that pushes proceeded not less than eight seconds, it is visible how some people during this time have managed to run out from placements on the street. In many placements on a floor books, cases, ware, chairs got, the goods have fallen in shops from shelves. In some areas there were mountain collapses.

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