Today marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake that struck China... The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN *******www.cbn****
As the people of Yao Jin work to rebuild their village, with the help of Operation Blessing. With Christmas approaching, The OBI team decided to throw a party in the village. The villagers loved the idea and decorated for their very first Christmas in the Village.
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The terrible earthquake of May 12th struck China and completely destroyed all the homes in Yao Jin village. The women and men have worked hard to rebuild their homes from the ground up. Where there was rubble and piles of debris just a few months ago now stands the beginning of brick and mortar houses ready to soon become homes for the village’s 55 families who lost everything.
OBI has adopted this village to help the villagers rebuild their homes. With winter coming, there is an urgent need to quickly and efficiently finish construction so that every family can move from their temporary shelters, into the warmth and protection of a sturdy, new brick home.
You can be a part of this groundbreaking Adopt-A-Village project and help bring hope to these families in need.
The village of Yao Jin, China is virtually working 24 hours a day around the clock to rebuild an entire village after being completely devastated by the May 12th earthquake.
There is an incredible sense of unity among the entire village as young and old work together to accomplish this rebuilding project. Much construction has been done and it is absolutely amazing to see the progress being made to bring back this village.
Brick by brick, person by person, a new foundation of hope is being laid. The villagers are living in makeshift tents and there is still a great need to help this village rebuild their homes before the winter.
While it takes a village to raise a child, it will take you to help raise this village. Get involved and find out more at *******www.chinaquakeproject****
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The goal: Rebuild an entire village of 55 homes destroyed by the recent China earthquake.
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China Quake Death Toll Rises to Nearly 10,000
Death toll in China earthquake rises to nearly 10,000 while untold numbers remain trapped
A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing about 10,000 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country's worst quake in three decades.
The 7.9-magnitude quake devastated a region of small cities and towns set amid steep hills north of Sichuan's provincial capital of Chengdu. Striking in midafternoon, it emptied office buildings across the country in Beijing and could be felt as far away as Vietnam.
As Tuesday dawned, rescuers were frantically searching for more survivors, but rain was compounding the difficulty. Premier Wen Jiabao, who flew to the region, said rain was forecast for the next several days.
Snippets from state media and photos posted on the Internet underscored the immense scale of the devastation. In the town of Juyuan, south of the epicenter, a three-story high school collapsed, burying as many as 900 students and killing at least 50, the official Xinhua news agency said. Photos showed people using cranes, mechanical hoists and their hands to remove slabs of concrete and steel.
Buried teenagers struggled to break free from the rubble, "while others were crying out for help," Xinhua said. Families waited in the rain near the wreckage as rescuers wrote the names of the dead on a blackboard, Xinhua said.
Parents of the dead students built makeshift religious altars at the site, resting the corpses on any available piece of plywood or cardboard, and burning paper money and incense in a traditional honor for their child in the afterlife, according to NPR's Melissa Block.
The earthquake hit one of the last homes of the giant panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve and panda breeding center, in Wenchuan county, which remained out of contact, Xinhua said.
In Chengdu, it crashed telephone networks and hours later left parts of the city of 10 million in darkness.
"We can't get to sleep. We're afraid of the earthquake. We're afraid of all the shaking," said 52-year-old factory worker Huang Ju, who took her ailing, elderly mother out of the Jinjiang District People's Hospital. Outside, Huang sat in a wheelchair wrapped in blankets while her mother, who was ill, slept in a hospital bed next to her.
The overall death toll increased to about 10,000, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday. It said nearly 10,000 people died in central China's Sichuan province alone and 300 others in three other provinces and the mega-city of Chongqing.
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Tibetan tectonics trigger China quake: Geologists
Camera caught quake as it happened May 12, 2008
(CNN) — The death toll from the China earthquake was 12,012 Tuesday night, but was expected to rise as soldiers and rescue crews pulled more bodies from crumbled buildings at the epicenter in Sichuan province.
Authorities said the death toll from Monday's quake might change every hour, as they heard reports from crews frantically working to remove bodies and survivors from the debris, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.
Xinhua reported 26,026 people injured. Thousands were missing, many of them buried, and the tally kept changing.
Tibetan tectonics trigger China quake: Geologists
The violent quake that shook China's Sichuan province is linked to a shift of the Tibetan plateau to the north and east, experts said.
"There will certainly be many aftershocks," commented Paul Tapponnier, an expert on tectonics in the region that is prone to earthquakes.
The quake, with a magnitude of 7.8, struck close to densely populated areas of Sichuan province and was felt across a swathe of southeast Asia.
China's state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local disaster relief officials as saying 3,000 to 5,000 people were estimated to have died in just one district of Sichuan, Beichuan County.
Earthquakes are frequent and deadly along the fringes of the Tibetan Plateau, which was raised when India collided into Eurasia, starting some 50 million years ago.
It is this powerful thrust that created the Himalayas, towering at 8,848 metres with Mount Everest, the highest peak. The mountains continue to reach skyward to this day, propelled by unstable tectonic terrain.
"Tibet is being pushed to the east. It is straddling southern China and locally the Sichuan bassin," said Tapponier.
The quake that emanated in the Longmenshan margins of the Tibetan plateau "has a very complex geology," said Robin Laccassin, director of the tectonics department at the Institute.
"There are many major fault lines... Some are ancient and they probably broke," said Laccassin.
The deadliest earthquake to rock the Tibetan plateau in the 20th century was in 1920 when 230,000 people died in Gansu province. Another quake in Yunnan in the southwest left more than 15,000 dead in 1970.
'A major rescue operation has been launched in China following the biggest earthquake in decades.
Among the buildings hit was a school, where students were left trapped in the rubble.'