A 4.6 earthquake occurred in Beichuan, Sichuan Province. The epicenter was 14 km away from Beichuan County, and the earthquake felt obvious

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 A 4.6 earthquake occurred in Beichuan, Sichuan Province. The epicenter was 14 km away from Beichuan County, and the earthquake felt obvious


The epicenter was 14 kilometers away from Beichuan County, 64 kilometers from Mianyang City and 133 kilometers from Chengdu City. Local netizens reported that the earthquake was obvious.

5.12 Wenchuan earthquake

The 5.12 Wenchuan earthquake occurred at 14:28:04, Beijing time (UTC + 8) on Monday, May 12, 2008. According to the data of the Seismological Bureau of the peoples Republic of China, the surface wave magnitude of the earthquake is 8.0ms, the moment magnitude is 8.3mw (according to the data of the U.S. Geological Survey, the moment magnitude is 7.9mw), and the earthquake intensity is 11 degrees. The seismic wave of this earthquake has been confirmed to have surrounded the earth for 6 circles. The earthquake affected more than half of China and many countries and regions in Asia, ranging from Liaoning in the north, Shanghai in the East, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand and Vietnam in the south, and Pakistan in the West.

Beichuan County in the northern mountainous area of Sichuan Province, known as the hometown of Dayu, was razed to the ground in a rare earthquake that suddenly struck on the afternoon of May 12.

economic loss

As of September 4, 2008, the direct economic loss caused by Wenchuan earthquake was 845.2 billion yuan. Sichuan accounted for 91.3% of the total loss, Gansu accounted for 5.8% of the total loss, and Shaanxi accounted for 2.9% of the total loss. The National Bureau of statistics divides the loss indicators into three categories. The first category is about casualties, the second is about property losses, and the third is about the damage to the natural environment. In the property loss, the loss of housing is very large, and the loss of residential and urban housing accounts for 27.4% of the total loss. The loss of schools, hospitals and other non residential buildings accounted for 20.4% of the total loss. In addition, there are infrastructure, roads, bridges and other urban infrastructure losses, accounting for 21.9% of the total losses. These three types of losses are relatively large, and more than 70% of the losses are caused by these three aspects.

Loss of cultural relics

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }The earthquake destroyed 1 / 5 cultural relics in Sichuan Province. The earthquake damaged 1 / 5 cultural relics in Sichuan Province (7 pieces). The 5.12 Wenchuan earthquake had a certain impact on the cultural relics in Sichuan Province, and the damaged cultural relics accounted for about one fifth of the cultural relics in Sichuan Province. Of the 8 national key cultural relics protection units in Mianyang City, 5 were seriously damaged, 30 provincial cultural relics protection units and 24 were damaged. Baoen temple, which is 3500 years old in Pingwu County, is seriously damaged. Among the 40 ancient buildings in Dujiangyan, 95% of them were damaged in the earthquake, among which the most seriously damaged are the second king temple, Fulong temple and the emperors Hall in Qingcheng Mountain Tianshi cave. 80% to 90% of the watchtowers in Aba Prefecture may have been damaged, and the Taoping Qiang village has collapsed. With the approval of the State Council, May 12 of each year has been the national disaster prevention and mitigation day since 2009.

The earthquake destroyed 1 / 5 cultural relics in Sichuan. The earthquake damaged 1 / 5 cultural relics in Sichuan (7 pieces). The 5 u00b7 12 Wenchuan earthquake had a certain impact on the cultural relics in Sichuan Province, and the damaged cultural relics accounted for about one fifth of the cultural relics in Sichuan Province. Of the 8 national key cultural relics protection units in Mianyang City, 5 were seriously damaged, 30 provincial cultural relics protection units and 24 were damaged. Baoen temple, which is 3500 years old in Pingwu County, is seriously damaged. Among the 40 ancient buildings in Dujiangyan, 95% of them were damaged in the earthquake, among which the most seriously damaged are the second king temple, Fulong temple and the emperors Hall in Qingcheng Mountain Tianshi cave. 80% to 90% of the watchtowers in Aba Prefecture may have been damaged, and the Taoping Qiang village has collapsed.

With the approval of the State Council, May 12 of each year has been the national disaster prevention and mitigation day since 2009.

Seismological Bureau of Sichuan Province