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Date

Mon May 12th 2008.

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Time

2:28 pm

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Duration

Up to 5 mins

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Mag

7.9

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Epicentre

80km northwest of Chengdu in Wenchuan County

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Focus

19km

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Stock exchange

The Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange suspended trading

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Cost of damage

Estimated total damages exceed US$20 billion

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Estimated deaths and injuries

69,197 dead, 374,176 injured

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Buildings Collapsed

In Neichuan County, 80% of buildings collapsed

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Building Quality Quote

Swaminathan Krishan, assistant professor of civil engineering and geophysics at California Institute of Technology said “the earthquake occurred in the rural part of China. Presumably, many of the buildings were built; they were not designed so to speak”.

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Emergencu Relief Team

emergency relief team of 184 people left Beijing from Nanyuan Airport late May 12

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Terrain leading to people trapped

The extreme terrain precluded the use of helicopter evacuation – over 300 Tibetans were stranded in their demolished homes for 5 days

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Rain and landslides

Persistent heavy rain and landslides in Wenchuan county badly affected rescue efforts

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Total in rescue force the next day

end of May 3 a total of 15,600 troops and military reservists had joined the rescue force

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Other countries helping out

May 16, rescue groups from South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Russia and Taiwan arrived to join.