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6.5 Earthquake -- Gansu China

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Some notes:

Update 14:17 UTC: It is currently dark in China and the first video shows also darkness on the streets, a bad signal which adds to the chaos after a very strong earthquake

Update 14:15 UTC: The epicenter is located in Jiuzhaigou County, a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture.

Update 14:10 UTC: Chinese earthquake specialists have calculated that 21000 people live at less than 20 km from the epicenter and 63,000 in a radius of 50 km. (both these area are dangerous for injuries/fatalities). 300,000 people live within a radius of 100 km.

Update 14:09 UTC: The CENC gives an even stronger Magnitude at a depth of 20 km.

Update 14:05 UTC: We fear that reaching the earthquake area will be very difficult as the few roads leading to the nearby cities will be almost surely blocked by landslides and/or broken roads/unstable bridges.

Update 14:01 UTC: The focal mechanism of this earthquake shows a strike-slip mechanism, a worst case scenario as being the most damaging of all mechanisms.

 

Here it's reported as a 7.0!  (45 sec vid)

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Jiuzhaigou in SW China

 

SOURCE: https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/08/very-strong-earthquake-gansu-china-on-august-8-2017/

 

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Strange no aftershocks ...

 

Update 16:01 UTC: BAD NEWS - At least 24 people killed and many more injured.

Update 15:55 UTC: Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects :  has UPDATED his numbers and they look at a lot grimmer than the first version : 500 to 4000 injured and 200 to 1500 fatalities.

SOURCE:  https://earthquake-report.com/2017/08/08/very-strong-earthquake-gansu-china-on-august-8-2017/

 

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24 minutes ago, Hermeticus said:

Just wait till the eclipse ... 

There are some out there that are predicting this due to the alignment of the moon and sun. But I'm not one of them. Now when other planets align is a different story.

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