After check of geological threats, over 30,000 relocated in ChinaStaff Writer | July 31, 2017
More than 30,000 residents in southwest China's Sichuan Province were relocated following a month-long check of geological disaster threats, according to local authorities.
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The investigators examined about 38,000 existing sites with geological disaster threats and found over 4,000 new sites.
The relocated residents came from 671 sites identified as having imminent dangers.
Suffering a Magnitude 8 earthquake in 2008 and a Magnitude 7 quake in 2013, Sichuan is vulnerable to geological disasters. ■