Earthquake Sichuan, China 8 Aug 2017

Thirteen people, including six tourists, were killed and 175 injured when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck a remote, mountainous part Sichuan in China's southwest on 8 August 2017. The earthquake hit a sparsely populated area 200km northwest of the city of Guangyuan at a depth of 10km. It was also close to the Jiuzhaigou nature reserve, a tourist destination (UNESCO Site). A separate quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck a remote part of China's far north-western region of Xinjiang, more than 2,000km away, on 9 Aug.

Watch the videos and reflect on the following:
Where did the earthquake occur?
When did the earthquake occur?
Who are affected?
What are the impacts of the earthquake?
Why is there a  need for search and rescue to be carried out immediately?

How will this impact on tourism in Jiuzhaigou, China?

Read the following article on how the earthquake impact on tourism and the economy of the area.

Read the article below and find out more  about preparedness such as early warning using technology can help to save lives. Compare the preparedness measures with the responses after the earthquake occured.

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