Disaster Alert: Earthquakes in China

Disaster Alert

China – A 5.7 magnitude earthquake, followed by a series of 16 after-quakes, struck the Southwest region of China early this morning local time. Official figures released say the disaster has left 50 people killed and 150 injured, with numbers expected to rise. The Red Cross Society of China immediately deployed assessment teams to the area and has mobilized 2,000 quilts, 2,000 jackets and 500 tents to the Yunnan province.

The American Red Cross is monitoring the situation through our Beijing-based delegate as well our partners in the region.

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