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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Dam Breach Swells Jianjiang River
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Dam Breach Swells Jianjiang River

In the wake of the May 12, 2008, earthquake in China, a series of landslides blocked the Jiangjiang River, creating swollen reservoirs that threatened to break through and flood catastrophically. The largest of these lakes, Tangjiashan Lake, threatened roughly 1.3 million people.

Published Jun 11, 2008

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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published Jun 9, 2008

Land Earthquakes

Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published Jun 6, 2008

Land Earthquakes

Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published Jun 2, 2008

Earthquakes

Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published May 29, 2008

Earthquakes

Sichuan Landslides
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Sichuan Landslides

These images show changes in the landscape before and after an earthquake struck on May 12, 2008.

Published May 29, 2008

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Lake Formation in the Aftermath of Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake
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Lake Formation in the Aftermath of Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake

Within days of the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that shook China's Sichuan Basin, floods became a hazard.

Published May 21, 2008

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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published May 20, 2008

Earthquakes

Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published May 20, 2008

Earthquakes

Earthquake Near Chengdu, China
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Earthquake Near Chengdu, China

Published May 20, 2008

Earthquakes