Sismo na China infographic
A infografia mostra o epicentro do sismo.


Sismo abala o norte da China

By Jordi Bou

December 19, 2023 - Os bombeiros enfrentam temperaturas negativas em busca de sobreviventes após um sismo de 6,2 atingir as províncias de Gansu e Qinghai, matando pelo menos 125 pessoas.

The 6.2 magnitude quake hit mountainous Gansu province around midnight on Dec 18 (16:00GMT), also shaking neighbouring Qinghai.

Fatalities may rise with over 700 reported injured in icy conditions.

Earthquakes are common in western provinces such as Gansu, lying on the eastern boundary of the tectonically active Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.

China’s deadliest quake in recent decades was in 2008 when a magnitude-8.0 temblor struck Sichuan, killing nearly 70,000 people.

PUBLISHED: 19/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Google Earth