Global Network of National Geoparks

Educational Exhibition of Earthquake held in Songshan Global Geopark

Source : Published :June 13, 2008

Songshan Global Geopark in Henan Province, China has held an educational exhibition of earthquake recently to generalize the basic knowledge of earthquake and tell people how to relieve the hurt upon an earthquake' s coming. The devastating earthquake hitting Sichuan, China on May 12 has so far made approximately 70,000 persons die and more than 10,000 persons disappear, bringing about a vast economic loss to suffering areas. Most common citizens have concluded from this earthquake why they should master the basic knowledge of earthquake and how it is important. In consideration of this, Songshan Global Geopark conducted such exhibition immediately in its museum, with an expectation of exploiting the educational role of a geopark to the utmost extent.