Monday, May 12, 2008

Earthquake in China

This morning a 7.8 earthquake errupted in China... we are hoping Winston is safe.
He is in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province just north of the epic center. (Which is a yellow spot)

The initial quake struck at 2:28 p.m., or 2:28 a.m., Eastern time, near Wenchuan County, according to China's State Seismological Bureau. People across much of China and as far away as Thailand and Vietnam reported feeling the tremors. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Sichuan Province on Monday.

CHONGQING, China -- (UPDATE 6) China's most devastating earthquake in three decades killed nearly 9,000 people on Monday, with the toll likely to soar as authorities struggle to reach casualties in large areas cut off from relief.

............. Please pray for the people in these area's that have been heavily damaged and as the death toll climbs. Lavonne

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