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July 24, 2013

Earthquake in Gansu province, China

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Dingxi in China's Gansu province on Monday, killing at least 94 people and injuring as many as 1,000. Efforts have been under way to help and search for the victims in the area, home to about 2.7 million people. Most of the deaths and damage occurred in the southern, rural region making it difficult for rescue efforts.- Leanne Burden Seidel (29 photos total)

Family members consoled a woman who lost her daughter in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province July 22.(Reuters/China Daily)

A woman holds a pan she recovered in her collapsed home after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province July 22. The earthquake killed at least 94 people with a thousand injured because many homes in the affected areas collapsed.(Reuters/China Daily)#

Nurses support an injured woman who is taken to a hospital in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province, July 22.(Reuters/China Daily) #

Injured residents get treatment at an aid station in a hospital parking lot in Minxian after an eathquake hit the area in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province on July 22.(AFP/Getty Images)#

A man who lost his son is supported by others after a the earthquake hit Dingxi, Gansu province July 22. (Reuters/China Daily)#

A woman works beside damaged houses in Meichuan township in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province, on July 23. Rescuers battled through dusty rubble to try to reach victims. (AFP/Getty Images)#

Survivors build a tent for temporary housing on a clearing after their homes were damaged in the earthquake in the township of Majiagou in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province.(AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman grieves as rescuers walk past after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Yongguang village of Minxian county, Gansu province July 23. The death toll in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 94, after almost 2,000 buildings collapsed and tens of thousands more were badly damaged. (Reuters/China Daily) #

An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province July 23. (Reuters/China Daily) #

Villagers carry supplies across unearthed land caused by the earthquakes in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images)#

An injured woman, the only quake survivor of her family, receives treatment at a hospital in Minxian County, northwest China's Gansu Province. A strong earthquake shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday. (Liu Xiao/Xinhua via Associated Press) #

Residents light candles that form the words "Dingxi July 22" while holding up the characters "Gansu, Dingxi, Go on! Best wishes" during a candlelight vigil for victims of the earthquake that hit northwest China's Gansu province in Loudi city in south China's Hunan province July 22. (Associated Press)#

Rescuers searching the ruins after earthquakes hit the area of Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. The traumatized survivors began burying their dead on July 23, as they struggled with the devastation left behind.(AFP/Getty Images)#

An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county on Monday, July 22.(Reuters) #

Survivors eat instant noodles on a clearing after their homes were damaged in the earthquake-hit township of Majiagou in Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Rescuers carry the coffin of a quake victim as they prepare for a funeral in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, China. (AFP/Getty Images)#

Rescuers search for a buried villager amongst the earthquake ruins in Meichuan township in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province, early on July 23. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Local resident Yang Suxia searches through the remains of her house badly damaged by an earthquake in Meichuan township in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province on July 23. (Wang Zhaowang//AFP/Getty Images) #

A woman and her children live in a pedicab after the earthquakes in Minxian county in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province.(AFP/Getty Images) #

A villager cries as rescuers prepare to bury those killed in the earthquakes in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Rescuers pay their respects to mourn an earthquake victim after they pulled him from the ruins in Meichuan township in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province, early on July 23. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Coffins placed on a clearing as rescuers prepare to bury the deceased in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Villagers grieve as rescuers prepare to bury the deceased in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images)#

Rescuers carry water as earthquake relief efforts continue in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images)#

Motorcycles travel on a road near a cliff of a landslide site after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Gansu province July 23. (Rooney Chen/Reuters) #

A medical worker takes care of a new-born baby in the quake-hit township of Yongguang in Minxian county in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province.(AFP/Getty Images) #

A man jumps into the ruins upon seeing his wife's shoes as rescuers search for earthquake survivors in Yongguang township, Minxian county in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province. (AFP/Getty Images)#

A man stands on the earthquake ruins as rescuers search for a buried villager in Meichuan township in Dingxi, in northwest China's Gansu province, early on July 23. (AFP/Getty Images)#

An elderly woman rests on the ruins after she lost her home during the earthquake in Minxian county in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province, July 23. (AFP/Getty Images)#
 
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