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Wenchuan Earthquake | May

The deadly May 12 earthquake, measured at magnitude 8.0 on the Richter Scale, killed 69,227 people (official figure as of Sept. 19) and left 17,923 and 374,634 people missing and injured respectively. It is the deadliest earthquake to hit China since the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, which killed at least 240,000 people.
Special Report: Wenchuan Earthquake

Photo dated on Dec. 8, 2008 shows the relocated Quanli village in Lueyang county, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Two hundred and six quake-survived villagers have moved into their new houses in the newly-built village prior to the upcoming winter. [Xinhua] 

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