Empowerment and capacity building: Recovery lessons from an earthquake in China

Yan Chang, Regan Potangaroa, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Kelvin Zuo

Tephra, Vol 22 pp 38 – 41. 2009. Community Resilience Special Issue


On 12 May 2008 an earthquake measuring 8.0 on teh Richter scale struck Western China’s province of Sichuan and its neighbours, killing 69,266 people, injuring 374,643 people and leaving 17,923 people missing (as of noon, 11 September 2008).

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