Geological disasters cause direct economic losses of 1.77 billion yuan

17:09, April 09, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

There were nearly 10,500 geological disasters in China in 2009, which caused 809 injuries or deaths and direct economic losses of 1.77 billion yuan, according to the news from the Web site of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources.

As of the end of 2009, China had completed 490 disaster prevention or control projects in Three Gorges reservoir area, monitored 255 disaster-prone areas and established 3,503 supervision and prevention systems.

In the earthquake-affected areas, including Sichuan province, Shannxi province and Gansu province, China has started 1,965 surveys in major geological disaster places, involving 93,000 people.

By People's Daily Online


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion