Chinese rescue with their own hands after two major earthquakes and 2,750 tremors

Two severe earthquakes have occurred in China in the last two days, with at least 2,754 foreshocks and aftershocks affecting the entire western part of China. Many residents of the Yunnan and Qinghai quake-stricken areas told the Epoch Times that they had to rescue themselves because the help did not arrive immediately.

Many homes are also unsafe, locals have to set up temporary tents on the streets, and risk themselves to collect essentials from homes damaged due to lack of assistance. He said he was.

“Almost all old houses have collapsed. Others are cracked,” said the hotel owner (pseudonym) in Zaruo, Yanbi County. Said May 22nd Chinese Epoch Times. We must self-rescue with friends and relatives. “

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On May 22, 2021, a woman is looking out from a building damaged by an overnight earthquake in Dali County, Dali Prefecture, in southwestern Yunnan Province, China. (AFP via Getty Images)

They also said they were hearing the latest information from their neighbors that many were injured during the quake. However, the official news channel, managed by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP), has only announced a limited number of injuries.

Lingbi County, in Yunnan Province, southwestern China, was hit by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake late May 21 near the border with Burma, about 20 miles northwest of Dali. According to the China Earthquake Network Center, the quake struck from a depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles), killing 3 people and injuring 28.

Residents of Tiezhu Road in Cangshan West Township, Caibi, told the Chinese Epoch Times on May 22: When I was relatively calm (no aftershocks), I went home and looked for something to eat. Some people had nowhere to go and were sitting by the side of the road at night. “

On May 23, the state-run Global Times quoted a Chinese earthquake expert, with at least 1,585 foreshocks and aftershocks in Sovi, the strongest being about 27 minutes before a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. Reported that it was registered as a 5.6 earthquake.

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On May 22, 2021, a man cooks in front of a tent set up for people evacuated by an overnight earthquake in Dali County, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. (AFP via Getty Images)

The second strongest earthquake, registered as a magnitude 7.4 earthquake, struck Madoi County, Qinghai Province, northwestern China on Saturday.earthquake Destroyed According to official announcements, local bridges, houses, and at least 13 people were injured.

State People’s Daily report On Sunday, 1,169 aftershocks struck Madoi, and several others struck three counties in Qinghai. Henan, Durand, Macken. The three counties are not connected to each other, but span a distance of about 300 miles.

Chinese officials claimed that the Madoi quake had nothing to do with the Sovi quake, about 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) south of Madoi. The People’s Daily reported that the quake was related to the tremors felt in the other three counties in Qinghai.

Extensive tremors

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On May 22, 2021, a girl is looking out through a tent set up for people evacuated in an overnight earthquake in Dali County, Dali County, southwestern Yunnan Province, China. (AFP via Getty Images)

Earthquakes were also reported in four other Chinese states on May 22nd and 23rd.Magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit Xuyong County, Sichuan Province in the early morning of May 22nd.Magnitude 3.6 earthquake shook Shangnan County, Shaanxi Province, a few hours later.After that, a magnitude 3.6 earthquake hit Tashkurgan County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and subsequent magnitude 4.4 earthquake To A few minutes later, Maqu County, Gansu Province.

All of these earthquakes also occurred in western China. It is unknown if the earthquake is related.

I’ve never heard people scream

China’s communist regime simply reported the quake in the news without providing much detail. Locals affected by natural disasters are suffering from the consequences of a lack of public awareness as they seek help. They said the administration provided disaster relief only to more populous areas, leaving many to protect themselves for themselves.

Zhaluo too Said The Epoch Times had to close all shops and hotels in the county after the earthquake.

“Madoi has about 10,000 inhabitants, and most of us don’t dare to sleep at home because of the aftershocks,” Zhaluo said. “Many houses in Yellow River have collapsed … some residents slept in their cars. Some went to relatives’ homes in other cities. Some set up tents on the streets. “

Zhaluo said most homes in downtown Modoi County were okay, but rural homes were badly damaged.

A Madoi resident working at another hotel told The Epoch Times in a telephone interview: Some homes are not solid and have collapsed. I heard that a person was injured. “

Both residents and Zaruo said they were not warned before the quake or realized that aftershocks could occur. Now they are living in survival mode, ready to escape the next earthquake, and eating very simple foods just to fill their stomachs.

A resident of Yunnan County, Yunnan, told The Epoch Times in a telephone interview: Terrible … I’m not going home now … I’m waiting for the tent that the Communist Party has promised to set up for us. “

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Firefighters set up a temporary tent for people evacuated in an overnight earthquake in Dali County, Dali County, southwestern Yunnan Province, China, on May 22, 2021. (AFP via Getty Images)

A restaurant worker at Cangshan West Township said: [during the earthquake].. I’m sleeping in the car. “

The town hotel owner told the Epoch Times that he had to close the hotel and “have to set up a tent on the side of the road with friends and relatives.” I sleep in a tent at night. “

The Madoi earthquake is the largest earthquake that has hit China since the magnitude 8.2 earthquake that struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008, killing at least 69,227 people.

On April 14, 2010, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Yushu City, Qinghai Province, killing 2,698 people. On August 12, 2017, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province, killing 25 people.

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