Plateau and the Sichuan Basin. The earthquake occurred on the Longmenshan fault What happened?On May 12th 2008, at2:30pm an earthquake measuring magnitude 7.9 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan county, Sichuan. The magnitude (M) 8.01 earthquake that struck Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008 was the strongest earthquake to occur in China in over 50 years, and caused the largest loss of life since the Tangshan earthquake killed 242,000 people in 19762. This book studies how the government of the People's Republic of China dealt with the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. 9/11 – 2001 2. The earthquake fault rupture started from the epicentre and travelled northwest, passing through Beichuan County and reaching Qingchuan County, resulting in an earthquake fault line with a length of about 300 km, approximately 3 times longer than the fault line of the M7.9 Tangshan earthquake of 28 July 1976. The Sichuan Earthquake has affected China’s economic development massively, and it doesn’t help with the fact that China is an LEDC. For starters the large scale damaged caused by Sichuan will take years to fix and also will take a lot of money to fund the rebuilding. Zurich has unveiled its list of the “Top Ten Megadisasters” of the past decade. The usual suspects pretty much (listed chronologically — not by their “overall business impact,” which is the basis for the list). Earthquake management and regime legitimacy are closely interconnected. Tag Archives: Sichuan Earthquake Top Ten Disasters of the Past Decade. The epicenter was 80 kilometres west-northwest of Chengdu, the provincial capital, with a focal depth of 19 km. This amount of money that the Chinese government need may have to be loaned of another country or the world bank. Fatal earthquake hit the Chinese province of Sichuan in May 2008 Disaster management – How satellite communications and ND SatCom technology supported first responders The disaster situation A fatal earthquake with magnitude 8.0 hit the Chinese province of Sichuan on May 12, 2008, resulting in a destroyed infrastructure and thousands of dead and injured victims.

SARS – 2003 3. The earthquake occurred in Wenchuan County, a rural and mountainous region in In the days and weeks following the Sichuan earthquake, many MNCs pursued a global CSR policy in line with their international standard. The earthquake was also felt in nearby countries and as far away as both Beijing and Shanghai. Posted on September 20, 2010 by Jared Wade. On May 12, 2008 at 2:28pm, a Richter Scale 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Wenchuan, a small town in China’s Sichuan Province. … Sichuan Province is known to the world as home to pandas, bamboo forests and scenic mountainous terrain, but not as an area especially susceptible to large-scale earthquakes. 1.