China earthquake

UN-SPIDER Updates April 2013

China: Military satellite technologies for earthquake relief

After the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which shook southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday morning, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Chengdu Military Area Command (MAC) set up for quake rescue and relief. The disaster managers were able to make timely and effective decisions in their relief efforts due to modern military technologies such as satellite navigation, as China's official news agency Xinhuanet reported.

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Wed, 24/04/2013 - 11:31

International Charter: Satellite imagery for China earthquake

Destructions by the 2008 earthquake in the Sichuan province.

On Saturday, 20 April 2013, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Lushan County of Sichuan province, South-West China, at 08:02am (UTC). Multiple aftershocks were felt in the area increasing fears of landslides.

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Wed, 24/04/2013 - 10:26
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