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Natural Disasters China

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Articles, China | 2 comments

Natural Disasters China

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Just like Japan, China is also a popular tourist destination as well as a popular natural disaster. In 2013 alone, the total number of natural disasters China had to experience reached half a hundred. These caused a lot of heartbreaks and a lot of financial loss.

Inner Mongolia Snowstorm

This snowstorm took place on January 6, 2013. The Inner Mongolia Snowstorm left two people dead and it affected almost 800,000 people in China.

Yunnan Landslide

This event killed about half a hundred people. It took place on January 11. A Yunnan landslide also started China’s February as it destroyed almost 40 houses on February 1.

Guangzhou Massive Sinkhole

On January 29, 2013, the month was closed by a massive sinkhole in Guangzhou swallowing buildings and other nearby structures. The sinkhole is more than 3000 square feet deep.

Kaziwan Village Flood

As if the February 1, 2013 landslide was not enough, a flood followed the next day in Kaziwan Village which left a person dead and about 20 people hurt. This is one of the natural disasters China experienced in February. These were caused by the Lianfeng Reservoir leak.

Dali City Forest Fire

Dali City experienced a big fire. The fire in this Yunnan city had almost 200,000 firefighters trying to control it. This fire took place on February 7, 2013.

Yunnan Earthquake

On March 3, 2013, Yunnan experienced its fourth natural disaster. It left about 30 people hurt.

Forest Fire

The country let the red alert out as a warning for the forest fire which will most likely take place in a couple of days. This happened on March 8.

Heilongjang Mudslide

This mudslide left about eight miners trapped in a coal mine in Zhenxing. This is one of the natural disasters China experienced in 2013 and it happened on March 13, 2013.

China Tornado

The tornado took place on March 20, 2013. It left three people dead and about thirty people badly hurt.

Guangxi Zhuang Forest Fire

This forest fire took place on March 22, 2013.

Urunchi Earthquake

The moderate earthquake took place on March 29, 2013.

Tibet Landslide

This is one of the biggest landslides in China. It took place on March 29, 2013 and it left more than 80 miners trapped.

Tongxin Landslide

This landslide happened on April 4, 2013 and it left at least five people dead.

Guizhou Coal Mine Flooding

This is one of the flood natural disasters China which took place in a coal mine. It happened on April 6, 2013. It took the lives of two people and left seven others missing.

Kunming Forest Fire

About 500 firefighters, policemen, and residents worked together to stop this forest fire. It happened on April 8, 2013.

Kaili Landslide

This happened on April 16, 2013 and left about 80 meters of the city’s highway.

Yunnan Earthquake

Another Yunnan natural disaster, this earthquake took place on April 17, 2014. It left about ten people injured.

Qixing Tornado

This tornado took place on the same day as the Yunnan Earthquake, on April 17, 2014. It left about six people dead.

There are a lot of other natural disasters China suffered from in 2013 such as Lushan earthquake on April 20 and Guizhou landslide on April 23, Bijie City landslide on April 27. May, and the rest of the year witnessed landslides, storms, and floods.