China News Service, Chengdu, May 20th (Reporter He Shaoqing) The reporter learned from the Sichuan Provincial Department of Education on the 20th that Sichuan requires schools at all levels and all types to combine the knowledge of earthquake prevention and disaster reduction safety with the daily education, teaching and management of the school, and adhere to "every "Run every day" and "run every week", carry out extensive emergency risk avoidance drills, and effectively improve the awareness and ability of earthquake risk avoidance.

During the "5.20" earthquake in Ya'an Hanyuan, students from cities and counties around the epicenter made full use of their knowledge and skills of earthquake risk avoidance, and evacuated in an orderly manner. No one was injured, which truly tested the effectiveness of emergency drills.

  China Earthquake Networks officially determined that an earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in Hanyuan County, Ya'an City, Sichuan Province at 8:36 on May 20. The epicenter was at 29.67 degrees north latitude, 102.48 degrees east longitude, and the focal depth was 20 kilometers.

The epicenter of the earthquake was 36 kilometers away from Luding County, Ganzi Prefecture, 66 kilometers away from Ya'an City, and 188 kilometers away from Chengdu City.

The earthquake caused obvious tremors in the surrounding areas, such as Chengdu, Leshan, Mianyang, Nanchong, Ganzi in Sichuan, Longnan in Gansu, Chongqing and other places.

  When the earthquake occurred, the schools of the Hanyuan County Education Bureau immediately launched the earthquake emergency plan and organized students to evacuate to safe shelters in an orderly manner.

The leadership team of the Hanyuan County Education Bureau, Geng, immediately held an emergency work meeting to start the emergency plan for the earthquake level 3 emergency plan of the Hanyuan County Education Bureau, organized and arranged for each school to carry out the investigation of hidden safety hazards on campus, and to do a good job in the follow-up work such as teachers and students' mental health counseling.

At present, the traffic road to the epicenter is smooth, and the communication and electricity at the epicenter are normal.

Teachers and students in Ya'an, Sichuan made shock absorbers in an orderly manner.

Photo courtesy of Sichuan Provincial Department of Education

  Since the beginning of this year, the Sichuan Education Department has continued to do a good job in earthquake prevention and disaster reduction publicity and education, emergency drills and school building safety.

In 2022, it is estimated that a long-term mechanism for school building safety will be issued to subsidize 1.4 billion yuan of central funds, and the school buildings of primary and secondary schools in key earthquake monitoring and defense areas, flood-prone areas, landslides, mud-rock flows and other geological disaster-prone areas will be strengthened, or according to Plan for relocation to avoid risks and effectively improve comprehensive disaster prevention capabilities.

  Schools at all levels and types in Sichuan earnestly implement the provincial and local curriculum education of "Life, Ecology and Safety" to ensure 2 hours per week; insist on the "first lesson" of safety education and the "last lesson" before holidays; Daily running, weekly running, monthly running, and regular emergency risk avoidance drills; making full use of local disaster prevention and mitigation venues, fire experience halls, fire bases, safety experience rooms, etc., to carry out extensive firefighting, earthquake, transportation , drowning prevention and other safety experience education, constantly strengthen students' awareness of disaster prevention and avoidance safety, and improve emergency response capabilities.

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