News Wrap: Chinese Earthquake Kills at Least 75, Reduces Thousands of Homes to Rubble

In other news Monday, an earthquake with a 6.6-magnitude struck the Chinese province of Gansu, triggering landslides and damaging or destroying thousands of mud-brick homes. At least 75 people have been killed and hundreds wounded. Also, Syrian rebels claimed they captured a village outside Aleppo.

On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude-7 earthquake rocked Haiti, killing some 223,000 people and leaving 1.5 million homeless. 
- Photos of Haiti now.
- About 500,000 Haitians still live in tent cities.
- A survivor of rape in a tent camp tells her story.
- U.N. said Wednesday the cholera outbreak in Haiti is “one of the largest epidemics of the disease in modern history to affect a single country.”
(Haitians wash clothes in a stream on Jan. 8, 2011; Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

On Jan. 12, 2010, a magnitude-7 earthquake rocked Haiti, killing some 223,000 people and leaving 1.5 million homeless. 

(Haitians wash clothes in a stream on Jan. 8, 2011; Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The presidential palace in Port-au-Prince still lurches forward two years after it was damaged in the earthquake.
(Photo by Larisa Epatko) 
-KC

The presidential palace in Port-au-Prince still lurches forward two years after it was damaged in the earthquake.

(Photo by Larisa Epatko) 

-KC

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a summary of the quake’s intensity by zip code.
Look up how intense the quake was where you live:

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a summary of the quake’s intensity by zip code.

Look up how intense the quake was where you live:

A look at other quakes in the United States in the past week (click for the map)

A look at other quakes in the United States in the past week (click for the map)

The locations and magnitudes of 189 earthquakes that registered at least 5.0 in California or just offshore since 1865.
MORE from California Watch’s On Shaky Ground investigation that found hundreds of California’s public schools do not meet the legal construction codes for earthquake safety.

The locations and magnitudes of 189 earthquakes that registered at least 5.0 in California or just offshore since 1865.

MORE from California Watch’s On Shaky Ground investigation that found hundreds of California’s public schools do not meet the legal construction codes for earthquake safety.

Live seismic data from Japan- there has been a strong aftershock, you can see it as the large red circle. Click through for more.

Live seismic data from Japan- there has been a strong aftershock, you can see it as the large red circle. Click through for more.

Power losses in Japan on March 12 indicated in red. Image courtesy NOAA National Geophysical Data Center.
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Power losses in Japan on March 12 indicated in red. Image courtesy NOAA National Geophysical Data Center.

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Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, the science behind how they happened.