1. Post #1
    Death0nWings's Avatar
    April 2007
    845 Posts
    (CNN) -- More than 10,000 homes have been destroyed from an earthquake that struck southwest China, state media reported.

    The quake hit Yunnan province in southwest China Thursday evening, leaving more than 300 people injured, the Xinhua news service reported. Xinhua reported the quake as having a 6.0-magnitude, while the U.S. Geological Survey gave a figure of 5.7.

    The quake happened at 7:19 p.m. (11:19 a.m. GMT) Thursday, at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), Xinhua reported.

    Thirty people suffered severe injuries, and another 305 were slightly injured as of 1 a.m., relief officials in Yao'an County said.

    Tents, medicine and food were seen being distributed by relief authorities, Xinhua said. Approximately 4,500 tents, 3,000 quilts and other relief material was being distributed, officials said, according to the Xinhua report.

    Thursday's earthquake comes more than a year after a massive quake struck Sichuan province in China. The 8.0-magnitude quake on May 12, 2008 killed more than 68,000 people, left nearly 18,000 more missing and displaced 15 million others.
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    Wow I hope my friend is alright. He's in China right now and he's not online.
    It's good that it doesn't seem anyone was killed though, unless it just isn't reported yet.
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    PrismatexV3's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Second major quake within a year.
    Woah.
    Sucks for them.

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    Take that you commies!
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    ASmellyOgre's Avatar
    June 2008
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    Thank god this isn't as bad as the last one to hit China.

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    Agmemnon's Avatar
    September 2008
    309 Posts
    I surprised no one died in this quake.

  6. Post #6
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    July 2005
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    10,000 homes destroyed and not one fatality?

  7. Post #7
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    October 2006
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    10,000 homes destroyed and not one fatality?
    They're used to it. Chinese people gain immunity to falling rubble and collapsing rebar after the first four times it happens.

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    July 2005
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    They're used to it. Chinese people gain immunity to falling rubble and collapsing rebar after the first four times it happens.
    Did they evolve stronger bones?

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    Grayron's Avatar
    May 2009
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    Did they evolve stronger bones?
    They gained the ability to fly.

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    June 2009
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    Did they evolve stronger bones?
    Ether that or their bones are made of lead now.

  11. Post #11
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    July 2008
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    I don't understand why people would want to live in a place or anywhere near a place where the ground shakes constantly.

  12. Post #12
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    Kilr's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,227 Posts
    I'd bet the relief camps offer better living standards than the homes destroyed in the quake.

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    hypno-toad's Avatar
    October 2006
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    I don't understand why people would want to live in a place or anywhere near a place where the ground shakes constantly.

  14. Post #14
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    lum1naire's Avatar
    October 2008
    6,709 Posts
    Not a single death? Holy shit.. They really are beginning to become immune. I say we kidnap chinese children when their young and figure out their secret.

    All in the name of science

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    February 2009
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    I don't understand why people would want to live in a place or anywhere near a place where the ground shakes constantly.
    Weaboos.

    Japan.

  16. Post #16
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    Boba_Fett's Avatar
    August 2007
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    I doubt no one died. China probably covered up the numbers.

  17. Post #17
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    September 2006
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    Obviously it was north korea testing undergrounds nukes.

  18. Post #18
    DualReaver's Avatar
    February 2008
    731 Posts
    Well, I guess that means I'll have to suffer through another barrage of Dugtrio, super effective jokes. >:C

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    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
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    I doubt no one died. China probably covered up the numbers.
    Why would they cover the numbers?

  20. Post #20
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    Boba_Fett's Avatar
    August 2007
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    Why would they cover the numbers?
    They just want to seem like they are capable to control the country.

  21. Post #21
    DualReaver's Avatar
    February 2008
    731 Posts
    Agreed, China should've punched that earthquake in the face and told it to fuck off. Instead they chose to do nothing.

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    QuikSilvers's Avatar
    January 2008
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    They just want to seem like they are capable to control the country.
    what? It's a natural disaster, you can't control nature.

  23. Post #23
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    August 2007
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    what? It's a natural disaster, you can't control nature.
    I just don't buy it. The Chinese are always up to something.
    The last Earthquake they didn't even do anything. We had to save their people.

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    July 2009
    296 Posts
    Not a single death? Holy shit.. They really are beginning to become immune. I say we kidnap chinese children when their young and figure out their secret.

    All in the name of science
    Let us dessicate them!
    :chef:

  25. Post #25
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    August 2005
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    10,000 homes destroyed and not one fatality?
    Their houses are made of wood/mud, so they are liable to be destroyed compared to most of houses, and the housing density is very high in China due to overpopulation, all the houses are all cramped together, so of course it would effect many many houses.

  26. Post #26
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    September 2005
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    i'm currently in china for vacation and it's true, either only a few people or no fatalities occurred at all. i think all that fieldwork made them have skin of iron or something.

  27. Post #27
    OhSnap!'s Avatar
    December 2008
    948 Posts
    Fucking godzilla and his huge fucking feet!