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Shanxi quake fears prompt evacuation


2/24/20

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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