12172 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
A 6.6-7.0 magnitude earthquake has occured at about 8am local time in Sichuan. Live Updates on this page.
The death toll is now 157
6000 people are now reported as injured
Of the many injured, 5,427 came from Ya’an. One person was even killed in the Shaanxi province (Province of Xi’an). Even more surprised about some fatalities as far as a couple of hundred km from the epicenter. As we do not know the exact reason of their deth, it may also have been secondary reason like heart attacks etc.
It is impossible to tell the individual stories of all earthquake victims here. But we think this one is the best example to show the crualty of this fatal quake:A seven year old child was rescued freom his collapsed home. He layed 9 hours in the arms of his killed mother. She protect the life of this boy with her body and had to die for it, while her son survived the quake without physical injuries.
Number of casualities in Chengdu is also rising. 6 people were killed and 188 more injured in this town. So far, most of the casualities (57) comung from Lushan, one of the towns very close to the epicenter.There are reports of 200 people in a small village trapped by a landslide blocking a road.
Number of fatalities rises to 124.
Overview of earthquake fatalities (total so far: 113) by town:
Lushan : 57Baoxing : 6Chengdu : 4Tianquan : 3Xinjin : 1Hongya : 1Luding : 1Deyang : 1unknown: 39
113 people are confirmed dead. Meanwhile, it is estimated, that 90% of all houses in Ya’an area collapsed due to the earthquake.
Chengdu, the largest town of Sichuan with approx. 10 mio inhabitants, is 100 northeast of the epicenter. 4 people were killed and 125 more were injured there by the quake.
The good news: A man in Ya’an was found under the debrisof a collapsed house. He was unconscious but obviously alive.
A rumor in the internet currently scares people in Sichuan. It says Chengdu will be hit by an M 9.3 earthquake in the coming days. Of course this rumor is without any scientific evidence. We are shocked that some people use this terrible situation for a message like this. All we can say is, earthquakes are not predictable, neither by scientist, nor by “normal” people. So don’t believe something like this!
According to new reports, more than 3000 people were injured by the quake. Death toll is still at 102.
View complete profile
by chesscoolio1233 8 months ago
Royal Baby Updates!!
by chesscoolio1233 15 months ago
World Weather 6/7/13
by chesscoolio1233 16 months ago
Eurovision on Chess.com!
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!