Chinese study finds fault lines under major cities
Published on Mar 23, 2011
Authorities in China have detected more than 100 fault lines in 21 large cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, the Global Times has reported. The CNY500 million (US$76 million) project, initiated in 2004, discovered 130 fault lines, 26 of which were deemed to be ‘active’. A further 24 may be active, the study said. The report was aimed at evaluating the potential earthquake risk to China’s densely populated urban areas.
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