Photo: Study Warned of China Quake Risk Nearly a Year Ago



A map included in a July 2007 study shows active fault lines in the region where a devastating earthquake struck China's Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008. In the study, researchers warned—with what now seems like eerie foresight—that the Beichuan region was ripe for a major quake.


Map courtesy M. Ellis


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.