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Qinghai province earthquake report 1

Date : 16 / 04 / 2010
Author : via Jim Linton - VK3PC

The Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) has asked that the frequencies of 7050kKHz and 7060kHz be kept clear for emergency ham radio communications following a devastating earthquake in Yu Shu district, Qinghai province.

A number of radio amateurs are already active in supporting the rescue and recovery efforts including BG9UA, BG9UP and BG9UO. The emergency communication team of Anhui amateur radio society, led by Mr Du BG6CEV was flying to Qinghai today (15 April) to bring communication equipment.

The earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Ritcher scale occurred on the morning of Tuesday has left 589 people dead, nearly 10,000 injured and 10,000 families needing to be resettled due to 99% of houses damaged. Yu Shu located in a plateau with temperatures fall to -5 degrees (minus five degrees) making conditions bad for those without shelter as well as hampering rescue efforts. Water, electricity and other facilities are cut.

(Report provided by Fan Bin BA1RB, CRSA Coordinator of the IARU Region 3
Disaster Communications Conmmittee via Jim Linton VK3PC)


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