Photo: Don't Rebuild on China Quake Faults, Experts Warn



The red area northwest of Chengdu and Mianyang—the two largest cities in Sichuan Province—indicates where China's May 12 earthquake was most intense in this map.

Two geoscientists who identified Sichuan's seismic hazard zone ten months before a massive earthquake tore through the region now say that rebuilding should be banned along these tectonic faults.

Map by the United States Geological Survey.


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