Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the shallow quake was about 40 km 25 miles southeast of Along, and km southwest of the state capital Itanagar. New Delhi and Beijing for decades have disputed control of Arunachal Pradesh — a dispute that remains unresolved.
Locals have certainly been angered by the actions of the group, which includes British woman Eleanor Hawkinsnot just because of the nudity, but because of their alleged rudeness to mountain guides who asked them to stop their stunt. Travellers are repeatedly urged in guides and signage to show respect for the spiritual significance of the Unesco World Heritage site. Some tribal elders have called for the travellers to be tried in local courts for causing a deadly earthquake on the mountain, which happened subsequently.
These are external links and will open in a new window. China has deployed 2, soldiers to the south-western province of Yunnan to help search for survivors after an earthquake killed at least people. Attempts to reach the epicentre have been hampered by heavy rain, with some rescuers forced to travel on foot.
Louisa Lim. The new town of Beichuan town in China's Sichuan province is located about 15 miles from the old town destroyed by the earthquake. About 21, people died there, many of them crushed beneath shoddily constructed buildings.
More than 18, rescuers were deployed in the disaster zone in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where nearly 80, houses were destroyed andmore seriously damaged. The Yunnan province civil affairs office said people had been confirmed killed and 1, injured. In many areas, rescue workers and emergency responders have been forced to access quake-hit areas on foot.
A young woman from earthquake-stricken Sichuan province hopes to draw attention to the area and inspire people to donate -- although her online photos seem to be giving rise to thoughts of a different kind. Known only by as "Xiaoyun," or "Little Cloud" in Mandarin, she has posted as many as photos of herself in various poses ranging from clothed to in her underwear to seemingly naked. However, she claims her motivation is not intended to publicize herself, but to keep eyes focused on her native province.
Rescuers reached the most cut-off communities in Baoxing and Lushan counties, though heavy machinery and trucks bearing supplies moved slowly along roads partly blocked by landslide debris. The delivery of relief supplies, while not enough to meet all the demand, marked headway as frustrations grew among survivors. Near an old house that had crumpled by the roadside in Lushan, about 2, people gathered early Monday to complain about the lack of food.
This page will automatically refresh every 60 minutes. Keep it open in a browser tab. Update UTC, April 26 : Monitoring and prevention efforts will be stepped up as secondary geological events overlapping with the flood season present a tremendous challenge for disaster relief operations in Sichuan province's quake-hit areas, said a senior official of the provincial government on Thursday. Probe teams have discovered more than 1, high-risk spots in Lushan and Baoxing countiesZhong Mian, executive deputy governor of Sichuan province, said at a news conference in Beijing.
I am standing in the monitoring room at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, in Rome, and I watch the earthquakes taking place in real time. At least two people staff the room 24 hours a day, days a year. The quakes— terremotior earth motions, as they say in Rome—pop up as red, yellow and black dots on a series of screens that cover the front wall.
BEIJING — Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. It also knocked out power and phone networks, complicating efforts to locate and evacuate survivors. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of orange-suited rescuers finding the body and using detectors to search for survivors in the dark of night, carrying a girl to safety and leading other people along a rubble-strewn road.