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Earthquake hits Xinjiang and Tibet

Quake-hit Xinjiang county returns to normal

Local residents walk in front of their newly-built house in Ulugqat county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, October 13, 2008. Life and work are returning to normal in the quake-hit areas since quake shook. Full story

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Deadly quakes in China's recent history

here is a list of China's deadliest earthquakes since 1920.

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More than 60,000 affected in Tibet quake

GMT Xinhua English LHASA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake followed by some 1,000 aftershocks has affected more than 60,000 people in the Tibet Autonomous Region this week, the local government said in a news conference Saturday.

Tibet gov't consoles quake victims with money, free treatment

GMT Xinhua English LHASA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region government is giving 5,000 yuan (733 U.S. dollars) each to the relatives of 10 victims killed in the magnitude-6.6 quake on Monday.

M5.4 aftershock jolts county near Lhasa

GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- An aftershock measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Damxung County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at 10:07 p.m. on Wednesday, the China Earthquake Administration said.

Ministry officials aid Tibet quake relief

GMT China Daily The central government is sending officials to Tibet as part of quake relief, following a tremor that left 10 confirmed dead and another 34 injured, the State Disaster Relief Commission said Tuesday.

Quake-hit Xinjiang county returns to normal

GMT Xinhua English Life and work are returning to normal in the quake-hit areas after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ulugqat county in Xinjiang, on October 5, 2008, causing no casualties but 721 collapsed houses.

Tibet, Xinjiang inspect public buildings after deadly quakes

GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Construction authorities in west China's Tibet and Xinjiang regions are inspecting the integrity of public buildings after two strong earthquakes shook the remote areas last weekend.

Officials: supplies badly needed in quake hit NW region

GMT Xinhua English URUMQI, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Tents, winter clothing and medicine were badly needed in quake-hit Wuqia County, a mountainous area also swept by continuous rain in the far west of China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities said here on Thursday.

Tents, relief funds sent to quake-hit Tibet, Xinjiang

GMT Xinhua English BEIJING -- A total of 2,000 tents, 3,000 winter clothes and 3,000 quilts were distributed to earthquake-stricken areas in west China on Tuesday.

John McCain campaigns in final stop in Prescott, Arizona

GMT Xinhua English U.S. presidential candidate John McCain waves to his supporters at a campaign in Prescott, Arizona of the United States, Nov. 4, 2008. McCain campaigned on Tuesay in his final stop in Prescott.

Quake-hit Tibet receives aid

GMT China Daily Rescue and relief operations are underway following the strong earthquake that hit China's Tibet Autonomous Region ten days ago. The arrival of relief supplies has helped people in the disaster-hit region to continue their daily lives.

Medical team of PLA at top speed to help quake-hit Tibetan residents

GMT Xinhua English Li Suzhi (L), director of the General Hospital of Tibet's Area Command of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) takes an appendicitis excision operation for a resident suffered from earthquake in Yangyi Village of Gedar Township in Damxung County, an outer county of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 10, 2008.

Aftermath of Tibetan quake

GMT Xinhua English An elder woman reads scripture in front of a relief tent in Yangyi Village of Gedar Township in Damxung County, an outer county of Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Oct. 10, 2008. Relief materials such as tents, food and water are now being trucked into the Tibetan villages hit by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Oct. 6 to help local residents.