A Special Feature: Sichuan Earthquake
Baskaran sent me via e-mail a Power Point presentation entitled Heroes, dedicated to the brave people of Sichuan province of China. As the whole world knows, there was a terrible earthquake there which measured at 8.0 Ms and 8.3 Mw according to the China Seismological Bureau on 12 May 2008. The 2008 Sichuan earthquake (Chinese: 四川大地震) also known as the Wenchuan earthquake (Chinese: 汶川大地震), after the earthquake's epicenter in Wenchuan County in Sichuan province could be felt in several countries including Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Mongolia and Taiwan and left many dead and injured. I believe the materials there reveals the greatness of mankind and would strike a chord in many hearts and had therefore wish the author would not mind my posting the materials word for word and picture for picture here and in subsequent posts:
An earthquake, magnitude 8.0, struck Sichuan province of China at 2:28PM, May 12, 2008. The epicenter of the earthquake, Wenchuan, is about 90 miles from Chengdu. The earthquake released more energy than 500 atomic bombs, 30 times more than the Kobe earthquake in Japan, 1995. By May 19, there are more than 32,000 confirmed dead, more than 20,000 still missing, and more than 4.7 million houses collapsed or heavily damaged.