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Shanxi quake fears prompt evacuation


Published on Feb 24, 2010

Thousands of people fled their homes in China’s Shanxi province on Monday after rumours of an earthquake sparked panic. According to a China Daily report, residents had gathered in Taiyuan City as early as late Saturday night after rumors that the provincial capital would be the epicenter of a large quake. Shanxi authorities were forced to use TV and radio broadcasts, as well as SMS messaging, to reassure people.

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