Briefing notes

China: Yunnan Earthquake
Created: 04/04/2016 +

Overview

On August 3, at 16.30 local time, an earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.1 at a depth of 12 km, hit Longtoushan township in Ludian county, Yunnan province, which is located in South West China.

As of August 7 17.00 local time, 615 people had been killed, 3,143 had been injured and 114 people were still missing. 230,000 had been relocated. Rescue teams are still combing the rubbles in search of survivors.

80,900 houses have been destroyed, 120,100 are seriously damaged and 466,100 slightly damaged. In Yengan village, 90% of houses have been reported damaged.