Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CHINA Earthquake Pictures & Words

In this photo, one of several released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a car is buried under the rubble after an earthquake in Yushu County.

Media both in Qinghai and nationwide were quick to report on relief efforts and saw major Internet news portals such as Netease providing ongoing coverage, with Tencent seeming to have the most current information with its growing page of live updates. Phone companies have pledged to keep mobile service running regardless of any unpaid balance.

Mercy Corps is on the ground in Qinghai province and has already set up a China Earthquake Fund, to be used for recovery efforts.

Donation calls and bank account and contact numbers are being tweeted.

Here's a list of all the recent quakes in Asia -- the China quake's magnitude of 6.9 is highlighted in red.
And here's a map of the major quake and others recently in Asia.

A Twitter account was set up which is posting all messages or reports sent to a designated phone number.

Baidu's Qinghai section reopened at just after 12 pm on Wednesday following its closure on March 18, 2008, although earlier in the morning some had observed Baidu to be blocking any searches for information regarding Qinghai.

Has the earth been shaking more than usual lately? Scientists emphatically say "NO!"

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