Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The last devastating earthquake in China, the communist government tried to cover up.
Researchers fear that the magnitude-7.9 earthquake that struck near the major city of Chengdu today will easily be China's biggest killer since 1976's Tangshan quake, conservatively estimated to have taken 250,000 lives. "I would think there's going to be horrific loss of life in this one," says seismologist Lucile Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) office in Pasadena, California. The all-too-familiar combination of millions of people living by a major fault rupture in quake-vulnerable structures makes for an inevitably bad outcome, she says....
China has come along way. This earthquake can be just as devastating. We in the San Francisco Bay Area understand the devastating effects of an earthquake. The best way to help is through cash donations at Caring for China.org