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M 6.3 in China on 08 Aug 2017 23:27 UTC
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China earthquake: Death toll rises to 24
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:32:00 +0200   business-standard (en)

The death toll in an earthquake that struck China 's Sichuan Province last week has risen to 24. The number of injured has increased to 500 in the 7.0 magnitude quake. As per latest reports, the possibility of rain in the area has raised fears of secondary hazards such as landslides.

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Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:57:00 +0200   trust (en)

The extreme weather came after a tornado struck Inner Mongolia on Friday, killing five people. * City authorities raise alert level to "orange" from "yellow" * Storms follow deadly tornado strike in Inner Mongolia. * Flights at other centres disrupted (Updating flight data in paras 4,5) By Josephine Mason and Shu Zhang.

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Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:26:00 +0200   dnaindia (en)

Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week. Beijing authorities raised their weather alert level....

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More than 1,500 flights cancelled at Beijing international airport as China warned of flash floods Aug 12, 2017 17:31 IST
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:20:00 +0200   HindustanTimes (en)

Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week. Beijing authorities raised their weather alert level....

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China cracks down on earthquake rumors and fraud
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:12:00 +0200   sinacom-en (en)

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- China 's Ministry of Public Security has been investigating crimes related to earthquake rumors online and charity fraud after a deadly earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan Province, the ministry said Saturday. Rumors of earthquakes in different areas in China....

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Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:57:00 +0200   cyprus-mail (en)

Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week. Beijing authorities raised their weather alert level....

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Storms disrupt flights across China, authorities warn of flash floods
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:30:00 +0200   reuters-in (en)

BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms swept across Beijing and southeastern China on Saturday, disrupting thousands of flights and flooding towns, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

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China cracks down on earthquake rumors and fraud
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:28:00 +0200   xinhuanet_en (en)

BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- China 's Ministry of Public Security has been investigating crimes related to earthquake rumors online and charity fraud after a deadly earthquake struck southwest China's Sichuan Province, the ministry said Saturday. Rumors of earthquakes in different areas in China....

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Flights cancelled as wild weather lashes China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:22:00 +0200   scmp (en)

. Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world’s largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a magnitude 7 earthquake struck last week. Beijing authorities raised their weather alert level to....

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Storms disrupt flights in Beijing, authorities warn of flash floods, landslides in China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:44:00 +0200   timesofoman (en)

Beijing: Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world's largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week. Beijing authorities raised their weather alert....

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Suben a 24 los muertos por el terremoto de 7 grados en el centro de China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:00:00 +0200   diariodenavarra (es)

El número de muertos por el , provincia de Sichuan , en el centro del país, aumentó este sábado a 24, al hallarse cuatro nuevos cadáveres , informó la agencia oficial Xinhua. Las autoridades indicaron que hay cinco desaparecidos tras el seísmo, que causó 493 heridos de los que 45 siguen en estado grave.

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Storms disrupt Beijing flights; downpours also affect flights in other parts of China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:55:00 +0200   straitstimesSG (en)

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday (Aug 12), disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world's largest airports, while the authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in Sichuan province where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

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CHINA EARTHQUAKE - Death toll in magnitude 7 quake rises to 24 in central China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:23:00 +0200   efe (en)

The death toll from the magnitude-7 earthquake in Jiuzhaigou in the central Chinese province of Sichuan rose to 24 on Saturday after four more bodies were recovered, official news agency Xinhua reported. Authorities said that five people were still missing after the quake, which left 493 wounded, including 45 who are in critical condition.

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Aumentan a 24 los muertos por terremoto en China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:59:00 +0200   informador (es)

BEIJING, CHINA (11/AGO/2017).- El número de muertos por el terremoto de 7 grados de magnitud ocurrido en la comarca china de Jiuzhaigou, provincia de Sichuan, en el centro del país, aumentó hoy a 24, al hallarse cuatro nuevos cadáveres, informó la agencia oficial Xinhua.

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China destina presupuesto para trabajos de ayuda tras sismos
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:54:00 +0200   sierramaestra (es)

Beijing, 11 ago (PL) China destinó 180 millones de yuanes (27,1 millones de dólares) para el trabajo de ayuda después de los dos sismos que ocurrieron al noroeste y suroeste del país, destaca hoy la prensa oficial. Un terremoto de magnitud 7,0 en la escala de Richter en un destino turístico en la....

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Aumentan a 24 los fallecidos por terremoto de 7 grados en el centro de China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:49:00 +0200   emisorasunidas (es)

El número de muertos por el terremoto de 7 grados de magnitud ocurrido en la comarca china de Jiuzhaigou, provincia de Sichuan, en el centro del país, aumentó hoy a 24, al hallarse cuatro nuevos cadáveres, informó la agencia oficial Xinhua. Las autoridades indicaron que hay cinco desaparecidos tras....

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China combs through quake region for victims
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:38:00 +0200   terradaily (en)

China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims. AFP journalists in Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination near the epicentre of Tuesday night's 6.

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Terremoto de 7° deja 24 muertos en China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:28:00 +0200   yucatan (es)

Pekín, (EFE).- El número de muertos por el terremoto de 7 grados de magnitud ocurrido en la comarca china de Jiuzhaigou, provincia de Sichuan, en el centro del país, aumentó hoy a 24, al hallarse cuatro nuevos cadáveres, informó la agencia oficial Xinhua.

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Aumentan a 24 los fallecidos por terremoto de 7 grados en el centro de China
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:07:00 +0200   caracol (es)

El número de muertos por el terremoto de 7 grados de magnitud ocurrido en la comarca china de Jiuzhaigou, provincia de Sichuan, en el centro del país, aumentó hoy a 24, al hallarse cuatro nuevos cadáveres, informó la agencia oficial Xinhua. Las autoridades indicaron que hay cinco desaparecidos tras....

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China earthquake death toll rises to 24
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:30:00 +0200   business-times (en)

[BEIJING] The death toll from an earthquake that scarred a scenic region of southwest China 's Sichuan province rose to 24 on Friday, state media said, as authorities found more bodies. A total of 493 were injured in Tuesday's 6.5-magnitude quake, including 45 in serious condition, Xinhua news agency said, citing rescue authorities.

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Social media analysis

Experimental feature

The information below is extracted by an experimental JRC system to analyze Twitter messages for the occurance of secondary effects for earthquakes and tsunamis. This feature is currently not available for other disaser types.

Twitter reaction

The graph above shows the number of tweets per minute just before and just after the earthquake. The higher the values and the larger the difference between before and after, the more the earthquake was felt by the local population. Note that after 20 to 30 minutes, many tweets will come from areas not near the earthquake. These indicate general interest in this event rather than local impact.

Tweets mentioning secondary effects

The graph above shows tweets for keywords related to common secondary effects. A large difference between tweets counts before and after the event for any of these keywords is a good indication that the secondary effect occurred.