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https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2020-64
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-2020-64
19 Mar 2020
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Status: this discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS). The manuscript was not accepted for further review after discussion.

Lessons learnt from analysing the causes of casualties in the Sichuan Changning Ms 6.0 earthquake

Wei Wang, Hong Chen, Xiaolin Jiang, Lisiwen Ma, and Minhao Qu

Abstract. This paper summarizes the Ms 6.0 earthquake disaster that occurred in Changning, Sichuan Province, China, on 17 June 2019. Additionally, a description of the disaster emergency response is provided. As determined by on-site investigation and analysis, the direct causes of earthquake casualties are summarized. Among them, 66 % of the casualties can be attributed to substandard seismic protection, 25 % to improper earthquake risk avoidance, 6 % to earthquake-induced geological disasters, and 3 % to pre-existing diseases exacerbated by the earthquake. Responding to the causes of these four casualty types, we summarize 4 lessons, which are to build in accordance with seismic protection requirements; strengthen publicity and education awareness of earthquake emergency evacuation and training for the population; investigate and evaluate potential geological disaster sources in the stricken area, along with conducting prevention and control; establish cooperation with health organizations, focusing on people who are older or have serious illnesses and conducting earthquake evacuation training and psychological counselling.

Wei Wang, Hong Chen, Xiaolin Jiang, Lisiwen Ma, and Minhao Qu
 
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Wei Wang, Hong Chen, Xiaolin Jiang, Lisiwen Ma, and Minhao Qu
Wei Wang, Hong Chen, Xiaolin Jiang, Lisiwen Ma, and Minhao Qu

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This paper summarizes the Ms 6.0 earthquake disaster that occurred in Changning, Sichuan Province, China, on 17 June 2019. Additionally, a description of the disaster emergency response is provided. As determined by on-site investigation and analysis, the direct causes of earthquake casualties are summarized. Responding to the causes of these four casualty types, we summarize 4 lessons.
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