BBC News Provided the Epicenter Map away from Tourists Area
Ludian, a remote county in Northeast Yunnan, experienced a 6.1-magnitude earthquake yesterday. No AsiaTravel travelers or future trips are affected.
The WSJ Quake Epicenter Ma
On August 3rd, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck a rural part of Northeastern Yunnan. The epicenter was in a mountainous region largely covered by agricultural lands, far from the tourist centers of Dali and Lijiang in the South. No AsiaTravel traveler or future trips will be affected by the earthquake.There have been reports of at least 381 casualties so far. We hope more lives can be saved through the rescue effort.
A total of 7,000 rescuers are working on disaster relief. Among those, 5,000 soldiers belonging to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from Chengdu are searching for more survivors and moving villagers out of the region. Government troops and the Red Cross Society of China also reacted immediately, distributing thousands of relief supplies and equipment. Relief goods were quickly handed out to people in the affected area. The surrounding villages and neighboring provinces have suffered a lesser degree of damage.
If you have an upcoming trip with us to Yunnan, Sichuan, or Guizhou, your AsiaTravel travel consultant will get in touch with you.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.
Google Geological Map of the Epicenter
For more latest news about the earthquake:
Xinhua | BBC | The Wall Street Journal | U.S. Geological Survey