The 2008 Sichuan earthquake also known as the Great Sichuan earthquake or Wenchuan earthquake, occurred at PM China Standard Time on May Magnitude : 8.0 M s /7.9 M w.
Outline. 1.1 Basic knowledge about earthquake. 1.2 Natural factors related to the frequency and magnitude of earthquake. 1.3 Why 5.12 Quake happened?.
Reports on relief effort and quake aftermath in Wenchuan, China. China 5.12 Earthquake - We won't give up China quake casualties 5.12 earthquake unchanged. Near the Sichuan BasinQinghai-Tibet Plateau's east-northward movement meets with strong resistance from the South China Block, 5.12 earthquake a high degree of stress accumulation in the Longmenshan thrust formation. South China Morning Post: International Edition. The northwestern margin of the Sichuan Basin has previously experienced destructive earthquakes. Quake-affected Chinese students attend opening ceremony for summer camp in Russia. The boy who refused to leave police custody. See also: "Macau to lower flags to half mast during National Mourning Day" in Chinese.