150,000 people are expected to leave China in December to escape the smog, which has caused tens of thousands to be displaced, schools to shut down, impacts on health, and restrictions on transport. The government has declared a pollution red alert.
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.