Photo Essay: Sichuan Orphans: Five years on, by Sam Wong

spectra, 2000, 16(3), 573-592.
Invited lecturer at universities and research centres in the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Switzerland, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Taiwan, Cyprus, Indonesia, Croatia and at numerous national and international conferences, including the keynote lecture at the 12th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, London, 2002.

Photo essay of the earthquake in Sichuan province of …

Of the five most deadly earthquakes in documented history, two have occurred since 2000; the that killed more than a quarter of a million people and the catastrophic – which has the for an earthquake ever officially recorded (316,000). The 2000s also saw earthquakes in China, Pakistan, Iran and Japan take a combined total of more than 200,000 lives.


An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck China on April 22nd

The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (Chinese: 四川大地震) was a big earthquake in China on May 12, 2008

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