The place to ask China-related questions!
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou Shenzhen Chengdu Xi'an Hangzhou Qingdao Dalian Suzhou Nanjing More Cities>>

Categories

Close
Welcome to eChinacities Answers! Please or register if you wish to join conversations or ask questions relating to life in China. For help, click here.
Posts: 4986

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Q: 6.9 Earthquake in Sichuan Province.

I almost took a job there, right next to the epicenter. The recruiter was basically begging me to take it, and ensured me that there would be no more earthquakes since they happened a long time ago.

 

Now I'm glad I refused every offer in Sichuan.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/19/china-earthquake-2013_n_3119741...

 

Ever had any close calls here? What do you think?

6 years 21 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Chengdu

 
Answers (13)
Comments (8)
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I was in Chengdu for three years Hulk.  It's not such a bad place.

 

However, it gets very cold in winter.  It is also ne huge building site at the moment so the air quality is really bad.

 

My ex-wife had a new dog bought for her a few years back, and a tremor caused a vase to fall of the fridge on to the dog.  Broke it's back.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
Posts: 3339

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

My wife is there now. She texted me immediately. I told her to get the hell out of there and she's booked a flight to Qingdao for a few hours from now. I'm  bit pissed as when she said she wanted to finish this contract there I had a constant nagging fear of this. 

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

You know, you can't escape death even if you go the safest place in the world. Nobody is safe till he/she dies. I heard warnings about dangerous earthquake in all Asia, I will check out well and back again with trust-worthy news. 

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

yes the last one there , the geologist experts in china said no more for a 1000 years , i wonder if he still has a job today.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
Posts: 4400

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

  Me and my wife had a close call here, we had a holiday planned (but nothing booked) to visit Sichuan for exactly the time the big quake hit in 2008. The week before we were set to leave I changed my mind and we went to Anhui. The quake hit while we were there.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
Posts: 2021

Peasant

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Hulk, I just posted a thread about it just now, without seeing it's been already posted by you. Yes I just heard about it and I feels so sorry for the people whom again are through the sorrow of the earthquake aftermath. It happened in 2008 and it just happened again yesterday.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

It makes me feel sad, here we are all enjoying our lives, we wake up every morning with our smiley faces, yet the day brings moans and groans, it makes me feel humble

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

But of course, the world and the entire universe were created just for us...........................yeah right!

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

I was there in Chengdu in 2008 (my first 24 hours) in China on vacation and felt is and all of the aftershocks. My friends limited language ability could not tell me how bad it was at the time.. We were walking right downtown among all the skyscrapers and even had to retrieve the car from under one in a parking garage. Everyone kept running into the streets because of the aftershocks. The earthquake epicenter was Wenchuan about 80 km WestNW or more away from Chengdu in the mountains and with very poor building codes and that was why there was a huge loss of life then. Plus rescue efforts took a while to get there. Most of the buildings totally collapsed and it was at 1:52 pm when everyone was working or in school. there was not much structural damage to most of the tall buildings only a few cracks could be seen but the stories i heard later from residents said the top floors swayed a good bit and threw stuff around the room. Chengdu was spared the brunt of it.

This one was located farther to the south if i heard correctly. Not close to the other site.  Nowhere is totally safe from anything, flood, tsunami, landslide, hurricane, volcano, tornado, etc. we all take our chances everywhere. 

Even now you can still see the damage and temporary shelters from the 2008 quake so i am very surprised the death toll is so low this time around it must have been a less populated area or flatter. I know the building code for the smaller buildings hasn’t changed.  stay away from any residence or hotel on a hill side (landslide) in China or a deep gorge (flood) and you will be fine. Also bottom or second floor is better easier to get out if needed. 

By the way it took over 14 hours of waiting to get a flight out of Chengdu the next day. So don’t panic about anyone you know or haven’t heard from the phone lines are probably jammed up and so is the airport (which sucks anyway).

2008  earthquake stats  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2008/us2008ryan/

2013 earthquake  stats  http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000gcdd#summary/

M 6.6, 50km WSW of Linqiong, China Saturday, April 20, 2013 00:02:47 UTC

Hope all is well this time.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago

LostinChinasomewherehavingfun :)

 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

Remember it's like swimming with sharks (if you dare go in the ocean) lots of people do it but you never think about "Jaws" until someone gets bitten in half.. and the people of Hawaii live with an active volcano.. hmmm.. gotta live somewhere. I lived in Georgia and Michigan and saw my share. up close and personal, of tornado's. Even when one hit the building i was in.

I remember my Boy Scout training "Be Prepared".

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago

LostinChinasomewherehavingfun :)

 
Posts: 6321

Emperor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

There was one in Iran also. My heart truly goes to the victims. I hope and pray that they can remake their lives. and that those who have suffered a loss, may be able to overcome their loss.j

I pray that God have mercy upon them all.

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

This morning at our local school children and grownups were carrying boxes of put-noodles and other foods to a giant pile in front of the school. I think this is the first time I have ever seen Chinese people help strangers. 

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
Posts: 161

Governor

0
0
You must be a registered user to vote!
You must be a registered user to vote!
0

hulk... i am here...i was here on 5.12 too...and like last time i went as a volunteer again.

 

it feel good to give back Smile

 

Report Abuse
6 years 21 weeks ago
 
Know the answer ?
Please or register to post answer.

Report Abuse

Security Code: * Enter the text diplayed in the box below
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <img> <br> <p> <u>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Textual smileys will be replaced with graphical ones.

More information about formatting options

Forward Question

Answer of the DayMORE >>
A: Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were loo
A:Going to HK would be the best bet I reckon, especially if you were looking for a church wedding. Chinese weddings are pretty grim IMO - you go to a barren govt dept with souless officials and navigate red tape so some guy can give you a red stamp and a marriage book. You get expensive pictures taken of you both posing in places you'd never go to in everyday life that is somehow supposed to represent your wedding, then a while later it's off to a restaurant where a game show host kind of guy makes sure it's as tacky as possible while the guests eat as fast as they can so they can leave as soon as they finish eating and gave you money. Hell, I'd go to Thailand or the Philippines and get married in Paradise.   -- Stiggs